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Okotoks suspect in custody after firing shot at bailiff who served court documents

RCMP say a situation in Okotoks has now resolved and a suspect is in custody.

Okotoks RCMP responded to the scene and took man into custody

Okotoks RCMP arrested a man after he fired a shot at a bailiff who had come to serve him court documents on Saturday. (CBC)

RCMP say a man is in custody after firing a shot at a bailiff who attended his home to serve him court documents.

According to a release, RCMP were called to a residence on Stanley Avenue in Okotoks, Alta., at approximately 9 a.m. Saturday after receiving a report of a shot fired.

Okotoks RCMP, as well as High River and Turner Valley RCMP, responded to the scene and secured the area, initially asking nearby residents to stay inside their homes.

No one was injured as the incident unfolded and the man was taken into custody. He is now facing multiple charges, according to RCMP.

RCMP Cst. Kathleen Fossen said no other information about the incident was available at this time.

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