Police defuse standoff

A standoff with police in Spryfield ended peacefully early yesterday evening.

A standoff with police in Spryfield ended peacefully early yesterday evening.

Halifax Regional Police said a 62-year-old Halifax man was taken into custody without incident just after 6 p.m., following a four-hour standoff with officers outside a home.

Police said that just before 2 p.m. they were called to the 0–100 block of Old Sambro Road regarding a weapons complaint.

According to police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter, they had reason to believe there was an agitated man inside who was in possession of a gun.

The emergency-response team arrived and communicated with the man, who left the home just after 6 p.m.

Police are now investigating the incident and, as of press time, were waiting for a warrant to search the home last night.

The man was still in custody last night and no decision had been made on possible charges.

 
 
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