Man faces charges following Riverdale standoff

Man faces charges following Riverdale standoff A 26-year-old Whitehorse man is facing several charges following an armed standoff in Riverdale late last month.

A 26-year-old Whitehorse man is facing several charges following an armed standoff in Riverdale late last month.

Jay Chandler appeared before a justice of the peace this week on charges including possession of a weapon, uttering threats, flight from police, intimidation of a justice system participant, operating a motor vehicle while disqualified and breaches of a court order.

On Dec. 27 at around 1:00 a.m., Whitehorse police responded to a call involving a man threatening someone with a firearm, according to Cpl. Natasha Dunmall.

The suspect fled the residence on Stewart Road on foot prior to the police’s arrival. Police Dog Services were dispatched and a man was tracked to another nearby residence.

The Yukon RCMP Emergency Response Team – similar to a SWAT team – was mobilized and Chandler was taken into custody without incident at around 9:30 a.m.

Dunmall said a 22-year-old woman was also arrested at the scene for breaching a court order.

(Myles Dolphin)

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