2nd person leaves barricaded Oakville, Ont., home, ending standoff with police

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Police say a daylong standoff at a residence in Oakville, Ont., has ended peacefully with a man being taken into custody.

Halton regional police say officers were called to the area of Lakeshore Road West between 4th Line and Birch Hill Lane shortly before 1:20 p.m. on reports of possible gunfire.

Investigators had asked the public to stay out of the area and residents to stay in their basements.

A nearby private school, Appleby College, said that it was instructed to place the campus in a hold-and-secure, adding that all students and staff were safe.

Police say that just before 3:00 p.m. a female left the home and was escorted to safety by officers.

They say negotiations continued with a male inside the residence until about 10:30 p.m. when the suspect was arrested without incident. No further information was immediately released.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021.

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