Grande Prairie RCMP say they initially received a complaint about a male brandishing a firearm at a hardware store in the area of 102 Avenue and 109 Street.

“It was reported that a male had assaulted his estranged wife and was pointing a firearm at a number of other people,” Cpl. Roy Kennedy of the Grande Prairie RCMP writes.  “RCMP had information that the suspect had left the scene was going to a residence in a green pick-up truck and was believed to be armed.”

A short time later, the RCMP say they located and stopped the suspect in the vehicle near 116 Avenue and 102 Street.

“As police approached, the male suspect pointed a shotgun at the police,” writes Kennedy.

A “conducted energy weapon” was used to help assist the apprehension, and at the time of arrest, police say they located and seized a loaded shotgun.

The 41-year-old, whose name is not being released pending a formal case laid out by the Crown, is looking at a number of assault and weapons charges.

A bail hearing for the suspect is scheduled for later today.