Pellet gun found in Henderson Lake search

Members of the Lethbridge Police Service and Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services were on hand at Henderson Lake this morning looking for evidence relating to an assault outside of a Lethbridge business.

Tristan Johnson, a constable with the LPS explained what happened earlier today.

“So we had reports of an assault between two people known to each other. The subject fled when police told him he was under arrest and subsequently came to Henderson and then jumped in the water and it looked like he was dumping things in the water. So we have the fire department here to help us search.”

A pellet gun was recovered from the water. Members of LPS told us there is no risk to the public in the area. The investigation in relation to the assault is ongoing. The suspect remains in custody and charges are now pending.

UPDATE: Thirty-six-year-old Andrew Albert Watson, of Airdrie is charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a controlled substance, resisting a peace officer, failure to comply with a release order and two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm. Watson was remanded to appear in court today.

LPS also told us they seized ammunition and suspected fentanyl.


Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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