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Charges laid after armed standoff

A 62-year-old man is facing several charges stemming from an armed standoff in Spryfield on Wednesday.

A 62-year-old man is facing several charges stemming from an armed standoff in Spryfield on Wednesday.

It started just before 2 p.m. when police were called to a house on Old Sambro Road and discovered a man, who had access to a firearm, was inside the house.

The Halifax man walked out of the house just after 6 p.m. and was arrested without incident.

Police got a warrant, searched the house, and found a long-barrelled gun and marijuana plants.

The man is facing charges of uttering threats, unsafe storage of a firearm, breach of probation, and cultivating marijuana.

 
 
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