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East Kildonan Standoff Ends Peacefully

April 23, 2012 8:07 AM | News

A roughly five-hour standoff with a reportedly armed man ended peacefully Sunday in an East Kildonan neighbourhood.

Winnipeg police responded to a home in the 100 block of Eaglemere Drive at about 6:45 p.m. after receiving a report that a man was holed up inside with a gun.

Tactical officers and negotiators arrived on scene and quickly secured the surrounding area, including closing down a portion of Lagimodiere Boulevard as a precaution. Traffic was blocked between Concordia Avenue and Grassie Boulevard, as the man’s house backed on to Lagimodiere.

Const. Natalie Aitken briefed the media shortly after 10:30 p.m. and said the incident was a domestic matter.

Neighbourhood residents stood on the street to watch the events unfold, including Gulbaj Dhillon, who said he had lived near the suspect for about a year. Dhillon said the man appeared to be in his 30s, and was reclusive.

“He has a wife and a kid,” Dhillon said, who added the man’s son appeared to be in his late teens.

The incident came to an end at about 12:10 a.m. Monday after the suspect was taken into custody. No injuries were reported and no word if a firearm was retrieved.

UPDATE: 11 a.m. — A 48-year-old man is facing weapons-related charges after police seized a firearm and ammunition. The gun was not fired and no one was injured.

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