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Man involved in Tracy standoff denied bail, faces 12 new charges

A 53-year-old man who was involved in a nearly 11-hour standoff with police in Tracy last week has been denied bail and is facing a slew of new charges.

Paul LaPointe, 53, is accused of threats, assaults and firearm offences

Paul LaPointe remains in custody until his next scheduled court appearance on Nov. 18. (Shane Fowler/CBC)

A 53-year-old man who was involved in a nearly 11-hour standoff with police in Tracy last week has been denied bail and is facing a slew of new charges.

Paul LaPointe is facing a dozen charges that include threats, assaults and firearm offences.

On Oct. 17, LaPointe was released following a standoff at 4491 Heritage Dr. He was arrested again the next day and appeared in Burton provincial court on Thursday for a bail hearing.

He is now facing 12 charges, 11 of which are indictable.

The charges include: three counts of assault, three counts of uttering threats to cause death to someone, and discharging a firearm — a shotgun — with the intent to wound someone.

He's also charged with discharging a firearm into or at a place knowing that, or being reckless as to whether another person was present in that place. 

In addition, LaPointe faces charges of possessing a firearm without having a licence to do so, possessing firearms while he was prohibited from doing so, resisting a peace officer and uttering threats to kill an animal.

Judge Kenneth Oliver decided that LaPointe should be held in remand pending his trial.

There is a publication ban on the names of the victims named in the charges.

LaPointe chose to represent himself for his bail hearing, but indicated he would be hiring a lawyer for the remainder of the proceedings. 

He is scheduled to be back in court on Nov. 18.

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Shane Fowler

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Shane Fowler has been a CBC journalist based in Fredericton since 2013.

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