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Grande Prairie man arrested after an armed confrontation

RCMP have charged a 41 year old Grande Prairie man with numerous assault and firearms related offences after he took a weapon into a local business yesterday.

Police say they were called to the Rona hardware store in the Gateway Power Centre around 4:30 yesterday.

The suspect had reportedly assaulted his estranged spouse and pointed a gun at a number of other people in the store before leaving the scene in a green pick up.

Mounties later pulled the man over near the intersection of 116 Avenue and 102 Street.

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Police took the man into custody and seized a loaded shotgun.

The name of the man has not yet been released, a bail hearing will be held later today.

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