Highway 33 was re-opened at approximately 1:00 a.m., this morning. Yesterday at approximately 11:45 a.m., Faust RCMP conducted a traffic stop near Range Road 102 and Township Road 734. The vehicle was reported stolen out of the Slave Lake area the previous evening. The lone male occupant stopped for police then fled into a wooded area. The police officer heard what was believed to be one shot from a firearm while the male fled. The male suspect was believed to be barricaded in an unoccupied building nearby. Police searched the building but the male was not located. The police officer was not injured. A short time later the suspect stole another vehicle near the area brandishing what a witness believed to be a firearm. The lone occupant of the vehicle was not injured and the suspect fled. Road blocks were set up in the surrounding area and police located the stolen vehicle driving on Highway 33. After a brief pursuit the suspect lost control of the vehicle and collided with a ditch. The suspect was armed and barricaded in the vehicle and when police went to arrest him he threatened to take his own life. At approximately 12:00 a.m., Emergency Response Team (ERT) members arrested the suspect without incident. The suspect suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from hospital into police custody. ERT – North, RCMP Air Services, Slave Lake, Swan Hills and High Prairie RCMP detachments, along with Police Dog Services (PDS) from Grand Prairie and Peace River and Lakeshore Regional Police Services assisted with this incident. The 42-year-old male suspect is facing several charges in relation to these incidents. His name cannot be released at this time pending swearing of Information. An update will be provided with further information when available.