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RCMP arrest man after seven-hour Highway 107 standoff

RCMP arrested a 39-year-old man last night after a standoff with police last lasted more than seven hours.

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.

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.

 
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