Man charged outside Edmonton for threats to shoot-up First Nations communities, school: police

Nov 5 2019, 3:25 pm

A 70-year-old man has been arrested by St. Paul RCMP for allegedly threatening two First Nations communities and a school both located about two hours outside of Edmonton.

According to St. Paul RCMP, on November 3, police responded to an uttering threats complaint, in which a male had made threats to shoot up Saddle Lake First Nation, and Whitefish Lake First Nation along with Ashmont School.

Andrew Sydora, from Ashmont, Alberta, was charged with three counts of uttering threats, police say.

Sydora is expected to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Nov. 7, 2019, and was released from custody with conditions.

According to the release, no further information will be made available at this time, as the matter is now before the courts.