A Baker Lake, Nunavut, man has been charged with several firearms-related offences.

On Saturday, the hamlet’s RCMP were involved in a confrontation with a man outside the local detachment. No one was injured.

Joseph Qaqsauq Attutuvaa, 21, is charged with assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, pointing a firearm and possessing a firearm for a dangerous purpose.

Attutuvaa remains in custody. He is scheduled to appear in court in Iqaluit next week.

The investigation is continuing.  

In a statement, the RCMP thanked an anonymous member of the community who tried to warn police about the incident.