RCMP capture Snow during takedown in Blackfalds

Sylvan Lake RCMP are happy to know Andrew Snow of no fixed address was apprehended by RCMP at a residence in Blackfalds lateTuesday evening.

  • Jan. 14, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Andrew Snow

Andrew Snow

Sylvan Lake RCMP are happy to know Andrew Snow of no fixed address was apprehended by RCMP at a residence in Blackfalds lateTuesday evening.

Snow was wanted by Sylvan Lake RCMP following two fire arms incidents in September the first occurring in the Town of Eckvilleand the second at a rural location outside of Sylvan Lake.

Following the two incidents he fled from the police for a number of weeks before he was arrested by Red Deer RCMP while he wastravelling as a passenger in a vehicle at approximately 4 p.m. on October 13.

During the take down of Snow on Tuesday evening RCMP issued three verbal warnings from a loud speaker outside with Snowrefusing to comply or exit the residence.

Following Snow’s refusal, RCMP entered the residence and arrested him without incident. RCMP were on scene more than two hoursbefore entering the home and making the arrest.

Blackfalds RCMP had surrounded the residence in Blackfalds, in the area of East Point Drive and Parkway Drive. Blackfalds RCMPwith the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team contained the area of the residence occupied by a snow who wasconsidered to be armed and dangerous.

The immediate residents surrounding the contained residence were evacuated. All residents in the area were advised to remaininside of their residences and proceed to their basement until the situation had been resolved.

Prior to the two attempted murder charges, Snow was also wanted at the time in regards to outstanding warrants for theft,possession of heroine and failing to attend court. Further charges laid on Snow include breaching his court imposed conditions.

Following his arrest Snow was scheduled to make a court appearance on October 19, after which a warrant was again issued for hisarrest.

It is unknown at this time how RCMP knew the location of Snow. Snow will likely appear in court in the coming weeks with moredetails surrounding the investigation being released as they are known.

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