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Police negotiate peaceful end to Dartmouth standoff

Halifax Regional Police spent close to an hour convincing a man who hadbarricaded himself inside his Dartmouth home to surrender peacefully yesterday.

Halifax Regional Police spent close to an hour convincing a man who had
barricaded himself inside his Dartmouth home to surrender peacefully yesterday.

Police spokeswoman Theresa Rath said officers responded to an "agitated male" who was "contemplating suicide" inside a Thistle Street residence just after 11 a.m.

Rath said the 31-year-old man wasn't happy to see police, but open dialogue between both sides resulted in "a successful conclusion."

"We were able to speak with him through an open window," Rath said. "Eventually a police officer on scene was able to contact him by phone and he agreed to surrender."

Although the man indicated he may have a weapon, police didn't find anything in his home. Officers took him into custody under the Mental Health Act.

 
 
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