Canada-wide arrest warrant issued for 'violent' Prince George man

Tal Kalum LaRivere has not been seen since Feb. 2 when he failed to meet his court-imposed curfew.

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.: FEB. 18, 2019 – A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for Tal Kalum LaRiviere, 31, who missed a court-imposed curfew on Feb. 2, 2019 and has not been located so far. HANDOUT / PRINCE GEORGE RCMP / PNG

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Police are thanking the public after a “violent” Prince George man was arrested in Alberta after a country-wide warrant was issued.

The warrant for being unlawfully at large was issued after Tal Kalum LaRiviere failed to meet his court-imposed curfew on Feb. 2. He had not been heard from or seen since, and had not returned to his designated residence in Prince George.

The 31-year-old was located in Grand Prairie, Alta., on Monday.

LaRiviere is a Metis man, about 6-foot-2, weighing 194 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Police previously said he has connections in Vernon and Grimshaw, Alta., and could be travelling in the northern parts of either province.

“Do not confront LaRiviere,” police said in an earlier news release. “LaRiviere should be considered violent.”

In 2017, LaRiviere pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the August 2015 beating death of his friend Jason Hardy. The pair both struggled with addiction and the physical altercation stemmed from a disagreement over the purchase of drugs.

LaRiviere was sentenced to five years in prison but was only required to serve two years due to time served.