Two hour standoff in trailer court ends peacefully

Charges are pending against a 66-year-old Whitehorse man after an assault and standoff at the Kopper King trailer court on Tuesday.

Charges are pending against a 66-year-old Whitehorse man after an assault and standoff at the Kopper King trailer court on Tuesday.

RCMP were called to the residence at approximately 11:39 p.m. Inside they found two adult males fighting — one had been assaulted with a firearm.

While the victim left the house, the suspect holed up inside with a rifle and refused to come out.

The RCMP’s emergency response team evacuated residents nearby and surrounded the house in question.

After two hours of negotiations, the suspect was arrested.

The two men are known to each other, according to the RCMP.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor. (LC)

Tiny tremors hit Klondike capital

Shaking and rattling were reported in Dawson City Tuesday night as a small earthquake shook the town.

At nearly 10:30 p.m. the area experienced an earthquake, which registered 2.6 on the Richter scale, said John Cassidy, a seismologist with Natural Resources Canada on Tuesday.

Its epicentre was located just about five kilometres outside the town.

The Klondike region experiences a handful of earthquakes each year, said Cassidy. (LC)

Junction man charged with trafficking

More than 200 grams of pot, cash and marijuana paraphernalia were seized in a raid on a Haines Junction house over the weekend.

On Saturday at nearly 7:30 p.m., the Haines Junction RCMP executed a search warrant on the local residence.

Fifty-year-old James Neil Bucknell was charged with one count of trafficking and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

He is scheduled to appear in court on September 27. (LC)

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