Man charged in connection to gun threats at Mosquito First Nation

A Mosquito First Nation man was charged with weapons offences after an incident Aug. 6 that saw about 20 RCMP vehicles and one armoured vehicle respond in a massive show of force.

Jacob Owen Moosomin, 38, is charged with possession of a firearm while unauthorized, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering threats, pointing a firearm, and careless use of a firearm.

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Moosomin was arrested Aug. 6 after Battlefords RCMP received a report shortly after noon that a man threatened to shoot a family member and any responding police officers.

Battlefords RCMP secured the residence on Mosquito First Nation and confirmed the man was inside the house. He was arrested without incident after exiting the residence shortly after 3 p.m. Police say he didn’t have a firearm at the time of his arrest.

The lockdown at Mosquito First Nation was lifted around 6 p.m. No one was allowed in or out of the town site as the incident unfolded.

Jacob Owen Moosomin was released on strict conditions. He hasn't appeared in court yet and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

RCMP say the investigation is ongoing.

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