A man accused of participating in an attempted kidnapping is back in custody following a high-profile arrest Tuesday afternoon.
Guns were drawn, traffic diverted and nearby homes in the 1900 block of Spruce Street were evacuated in the process of apprehending Eric Vern West, 39.
He is one of four men facing charges from an April 15 incident that began with a report of shots being fired in the 2200 block of Quince Street. RCMP arrived to find a man in an SUV parked in an adjacent alley suffering from a gunshot wound.
West had been released on $2,000 bail on August 13, but on September 11, a warrant for his arrest was issued for allegedly contravening his conditions, according to court records.
On Tuesday, RCMP were called to the scene at about 3 p.m. and by 5:30 p.m., members of the emergency response team had taken him into custody.
Co-accused Kyle Devro Teegee and Anthony Joseph Karl Larsen have remained in custody since they were arrested in relation to the original incident while Kenneth Ricardo Munroe was released on $1,000 bail on June 28.