The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP have arrested a man for multiple gun offences and uttering threats.

Mounties say they received a call from a house in Lamont County on Sunday morning (Mar. 13).

According to police, the person called and said Kelly Dawson was threatening to shoot him. When police arrived at the house, the victim said Dawson had shot the gun at him, but he wasn't hit.

"We did call upon our emergency response team who were en-route. With the assistance of the negotiators, the suspect did surrender to the police on scene after about 20 minutes of negotiations," said Constable Lauren Mowbray of the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP.

Dawson, 37, of Sherwood Park is facing the following charges:

  • Discharging a firearm with intent
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Fail to comply with a release order (x2)
  • Fail to comply with a probation order
  • Weapons possession contrary to an order

Dawson is in custody with a court date on Thursday.