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Man charged with firearm-related offences following Cambridge Bay standoff

26-year-old taken into custody after two hours of negotiation with the RCMP
Following his arrest, Dodi Mala has been charged with six counts of gun-related offences.

Cambridge Bay RCMP responded to a call to a residence on July 7 at approximately 7:45 am, responding to a distraught man who was reported to have a firearm.

Police officers were able to establish a safe perimeter in the area of Okpik Street and contain the man within the residence. A “shelter in place” alert was issued, asking residents to stay away from the area.

By approximately 9:35 a.m., negotiations were successful and the suspect surrendered to police peacefully.

Following his arrest, Dodi Mala, 26, was charged with careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm, carrying a firearm for the purpose of committing an offence, possession a firearm without a licence and two counts of uttering threats.

"The Cambridge Bay RCMP thank the residents of Cambridge Bay for their patience and cooperation which lead to such a successful and peaceful outcome during this incident,” said Cambridge Bay RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Shane Walker.

Kira Wronska Dorward

About the Author: Kira Wronska Dorward

I attended Trinity College as an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2012 as a Specialist in History. In 2014 I successfully attained a Master of Arts in Modern History from UofT..
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