2 men in custody after police investigation closed Highway 401

Two men are in custody after a police investigation that closed down Highway 401 near Brockville, Ont., Thursday evening and prompted police to fire shots.

The highway was closed for four hours, beginning around 6:30 p.m., between Long Beach Road and Stewart Boulevard, according to the OPP.

About two hours earlier, police had received a call about a suspicious vehicle, said OPP Const. Janice Sawbridge.

The driver refused to stop when officers tried to pull the vehicle over, said Sawbridge, and police briefly pursued the vehicle before calling off the chase.

The vehicle was later spotted on Highway 401, at which point officers were able to stop it and arrest two men inside, Sawbridge said.

At some point during the arrest, Sawbridge said, police fired shots. No one was injured.

Police have not said why the men were arrested or what charges might be pending.

The westbound lanes were closed as police collected evidence but have since been reopened.