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RCMP arrest wanted man in house on Spruce Street

RCMP evacuated several houses in  the 1900-block of Spruce Street Tuesday as they arrested a local man with several outstanding warrants.

The arrest happened at about 3 p.m. as police acted on a tip that a man wanted by police was hiding in the house.

Police surrounded the house and at approximately 5:30 p.m., the man surrendered and was arrested by members of the RCMP’s North District Emergency Response Team. 

Eric West, 39, was wanted on the following charges:

  • Extortion
  • Attempted kidnapping
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

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