Christopher Dick, 24, is facing a charge each of obstructing a peace officer and failing to comply with a release order. (RCMP handout)

UPDATED: Driver in alleged Whitehorse gun-pointing incident arrested

Christopher Dick, 24, charged with obstructing a peace officer, failing to comply with release order

Yukon RCMP have arrested the driver of a black truck whose occupants allegedly pointed a handgun and were driving recklessly in downtown Whitehorse last week.

The incident had triggered a vehicle chase and active search in the Carcross area.

Whitehorse RCMP were dispatched downtown at 7:44 p.m. on Sept. 24, police said in a press release Sept. 25, after “several calls from concerned Whitehorse citizens” about a black Dodge Ram pickup truck.

“The occupants of the vehicle were pointing a handgun and recklessly operating the motor vehicle,” the press release alleges. “Police quickly located the vehicle outside of a local liquor off-sales business and were engaged in the arrest of the driver before he fled the scene on foot and later by conveyance.”

Officers eventually located the suspects on the highway outside of Carcross, the release continues, and three passengers were arrested. The driver, however, had fled on foot, triggering an overnight manhunt that saw the help of the Yukon RCMP’s police dog service.

Police also seized the truck, which had been abandoned, and located an imitation handgun inside.

Yukon RCMP announced Sept. 28 that they had arrested the suspect without incident after locating him at a Judas Creek residence two days earlier.

Christopher Dick, 24, is facing a charge each of obstructing a peace officer and failing to comply with a release order.

He made his first court appearance on Sept. 26 and was remanded into custody until his next appearance on Sept. 30.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Contact Jackie Hong at jackie.hong@yukon-news.com

Whitehorse RCMP

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