St. John's man taken into custody following Saturday night armed standoff

Police draw their weapons outside a multi-unit residence in the area of Cashin and Campbell avenues in St. John's' city centre Saturday, where an armed male was believed to be inside. The man was taken into custody Sunday morning. (Emma Grunwald/CBC - image credit)
Police draw their weapons outside a multi-unit residence in the area of Cashin and Campbell avenues in St. John's' city centre Saturday, where an armed male was believed to be inside. The man was taken into custody Sunday morning. (Emma Grunwald/CBC - image credit)

A St. John's man has been taken into custody following an armed standoff with police in the centre of St. John's Saturday evening.

According to RNC Spokesperson Cst. James Cadigan, the man was taken into custody at around 12:15 Sunday morning. Efforts to make contact with the man lasted several hours.

Police were on scene with weapons drawn at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and had closed off the road surrounding a multi-unit residence in the area of Cashin and Cambell avenues.

Police initially believed the man was the lone occupant inside his residence and that he was armed with a weapon.

However, four other residents of the building were able to make contact with police, and emerged from the building around 5:30 p.m.

An investigation into the standoff is ongoing.

Cadigan thanked police on scene for working toward a peaceful resolution Sunday, as well as the public for their cooperation.

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