Police said Monday they have charged nine people in relation to a seven-hour standoff at a downtown hotel Sunday morning.

Police were called to the Minto Suite Hotel at Lyon and Slater Streets at around 4 a.m. for a report of a male with a handgun in a third-floor room.

Patrol officers established a perimeter and police negotiators unsuccessfully attempted to convince all the occupants of the unit to exit.


At approximately 10:45 a.m., tactical officers were able to open the door of the unit at which time eight people followed police direction to exit the room without incident. A ninth occupant was arrested without incident in the unit when he was located hiding in the bedroom. All were transported to Ottawa police headquarters. There were no injuries.

Sunday, the Ottawa Police Guns and Gangs Unit charged all nine individuals.

Four people appeared in court Monday to face charges.

Warsame Mohamed Abdul-Kadir, 25, Adil Hassan Omar, 26 and Sara Staniszewski, 19, all of Ottawa, face charges including obstructing police and mischief, while Abdulaziz Hezam Abdullah, 23, of no fixed address, faced charges including possession of a dangerous weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of a restricted weapon, possession of a firearm when prohibited and possession of a firearm obtained by crime.

Five Ottawa residents will appear in court Dec. 22.

Mohamad Sobeh, 19, Sarah Kamani, 25, Cayley Gumersell, 21, Nadia Riaz Dossa, 24 and Mallory Grey Burke, 22, all of Ottawa, face charges of obstructing police and mischief.

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