Man facing weapons charges, resisting arrest

A man was scheduled to appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Monday for charges related to a Friday weapons incident.

The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) conducted a vehicle stop on the 700 block of 17th Street West at approximately 5:20 a.m.

According to a news release, officers saw an axe and a crowbar in the back of the vehicle when they approached it.

They were arresting a female passenger on outstanding warrants when another male passenger tried to run away.

He was apprehended, although he initially resisted arrest.

The 29-year-old suspect is charged with resisting an officer engaged in lawful execution of duty, obstruction of a peace officer, possession of a purpose of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, possession of a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles) and attempting to take their firearm without the consent of an officer.