While responding to a complaint of domestic violence, RCMP say they wound up staring down the barrel of a rifle at a Pond Inlet home on July 27.
The police quickly took cover and proceeded to talk to the accused, eventually arresting him without further incident. They say they found that the rifle was loaded and two weapons were seized from the residence.
The accused, 35, faces charges of assault, two counts of pointing a firearm, two counts of assaulting a police officer and storing a firearm in a careless manner.
The accused is scheduled to appear in court in Pond Inlet in September.