At 7:45pm on December 31, 2022, Virden RCMP responded to a call of a male who was armed with a knife and was threatening the residents of a home in Sioux Valley Dakota Nation.

Upon arrival, the male had already fled but officers were able to identify the suspect and began extensive patrols. His vehicle was located, and a traffic stop was initiated.

The suspect refused to stop, and officers followed him. The suspect ran into a residence in the community as officers pursued him on foot. Officers attempted to immediately enter the residence, but the suspect was able to barricade himself inside.


A 13-year-old female and a 20-year-old male who were inside the residence had to be extracted by officers through a window.


Additional officers from the Blue Hills RCMP, Police Dog Services and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended the scene to assist.

Just after midnight on January 1, 2023, ERT officers were able to gain entry into the residence and place the suspect under arrest.


A 42-year-old man from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation has been charged with failing to comply with a release order, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, resisting and obstructing a peace office.


The suspect was remanded into custody.