Regina man facing kidnapping, assault charges after SWAT investigation

A 36-year-old man is facing several charges including kidnapping and extortion after a police SWAT operation on Saturday night.

The investigation took place in the 1000 block of McTavish Street.

Harold Hanson was taken into custody by SWAT members around 8:30 p.m.

Hanson has been charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, and aggravated assault.

In addition to the new charges, Hanson had outstanding warrants: being unlawfully at large, Canada-wide; discharge of a firearm in a reckless manner; and, possession of firearm contrary to prohibition order.

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Hanson will make his first court appearance on these charges on Monday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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