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Charges laid after peace officer threatened with knife in Cardston

Last Updated Jan 3, 2020 at 4:28 pm MST

CARDSTON (660 NEWS) — RCMP have laid charges against a man following an incident in Cardston, southwest of Lethbridge, on New Year’s Eve.

Around 6 p.m. on December 31, a Community Peace Officer was threatened by a man with a knife outside the local RCMP detachment.

The officer requested help from other officers to apprehend the man where they worked to conduct a high-risk arrest.

The man then put the knife down and fled.

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He didn’t make it far and was apprehended close to the detachment after a short confrontation with police.

No officers were injured.

Brenden Kurt Eagle Speaker, 24, has been charged with assault on a police officer with a weapon, as well as a pair of other charges.