RCMP arrested a 39-year-old man last night after a standoff with police last lasted more than seven hours.
The incident began at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, when Mounties went to the home of a man they'd been warned might want to hurt himself. He wasn't home, but was later spotted in his Chevrolet, heading toward the Lawrencetown area.
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He pulled over, phoned RCMP and told them he had a weapon.
"He left, and rammed into one of the police vehicles as he was leaving," RCMP Cpl. Joe Taplin said.
The man led police on a low-speed chase into the Porters Lake area: "He actually obeyed all the stop signs," Taplin said.
At about 3 p.m., he pulled over again, along Highway 107. Police shut down that section of the highway, and spent nearly seven hours on the phone negotiating with him. He surrendered peacefully at 9:50 p.m.
It turned out he didn’t have a weapon.
Taplin said RCMP were still investigating Sunday night. The man was to remain in police custody, although he hadn’t been charged.