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  • VIDEO Taser Ends Standoff Between NL Man and Alberta Police

    A Newfoundland man has been arrested in Fort McMurray for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

    On Thursday Wood Buffalo police responded to reports of a drunk man at the Athabasca Lodge who refused to leave.

    Scott Thomas Lake, 37, of Newfoundland was confronted by an officer wielding a taser who asked Lake to get on the ground.

    Video of the event shows Lake swearing and demanding the officer to shoot him while protecting himself with a bag. The officer manages to knock the bag out of Lake’s hand but Lake picks up another bag, which the officer also manages to knock away.

    When Lake goes for another bag, the officer shoots Lake with the taser and drops him to the ground, ending the standoff.


    Lake is charged with assaulting a police officer, obstruction of a police officer, uttering threats and mischief under $5,000.

    He is scheduled to appear in Fort McMurray Provincial Court on June 21.

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