Canadian Manufacturing

Former employee arrested after stand-off at energy services firm in Alberta

The ordeal began after several shots were fired in a Halliburton facility north of Grande Prairie, Alta.

CLAIRMONT, Alta.—A 58-year-old former employee of an energy services company in northern Alberta is facing 13 charges after several shots were fired inside the Halliburton facility in Clairmont, Alta.

Panagiotis Michalakakos, 58, of Grande Prairie, Alta., is charged with uttering threats, careless use of a firearm, and intentional and reckless discharge of a firearm, among other charges.

He is scheduled to appear in court April 8.

Investigators say a man surrendered after a three-hour standoff Tuesday night.

Two employees had locked themselves in a room in the building and hid inside with the lights off.

They had no contact with the gunman and it appears he didn’t know they were there.

Police say another employee approached a police roadblock during the standoff and told officers he knew the suspect and had him on a cellphone.

Officers were then able to negotiate with the man, who turned himself in.

“Fortunately, no Halliburton employees, police or other members of the public were injured in the incident and no shots were fired by the RCMP,” Insp. Gibson Glavin said at the time.

(CTV Edmonton)

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