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A North Battleford man charged after threatening police with a gun

38-year-old Eric Davis of North Battleford has been charged after threatening to shoot two police officers. A little after midnight on January 1, RCMP says they received multiple complaints of two people walking on 15th Ave shooting a rifle into the air. Several Police units arrived and spoke to witnesses but the people were not found.

30 minutes later, RCMP responded to an unrelated call finding two people that matched the description from the previous complaint. The two people were seen by two officers walking into the backyard of a home, police say they called in more units and contained the area. The Officers followed the people into the yard where Davis had proceeded to hide behind a female and threatened to shoot at police. Police took the female into custody after she was left behind by Davis who ran from police.

RCMP says the officers tracked the footprints of Davis to a 12th Avenue residence where they could hear screaming and yelling. When officers entered the home three men were beating the male who was still holding the gun. Police found out the man was kicked out of the party earlier and returned just before RCMP arrived.

Davis faces multiple charges including assault with a firearm with more charges expected as RCMP continue investigating. Police say they are investigating the role of the female and the men inside the home where Davis was arrested.

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