Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Goose Bay Man Barricaded Himself

A Goose Bay man is now in custody following a stand-off with police yesterday.

The 20 year-old barricaded himself in his Goose Bay home two days ago.

He finally surrendered at approximately 2:00 PM yesterday.

This is according to a release issued by the RCMP.

It states that shortly before 7:00 PM on Monday, July 26, Happy Valley Goose Bay RCMP members responded to a call.

Upon arriving on the scene, RCMP members found a man had barricaded himself in his residence.

RCMP members confirmed that he was by himself.

The man was armed with a knife and advised RCMP that he will not be coming out.

He threatened harm to himself or any RCMP member who attempted to come into the residence.

A negotiator was also called to the scene for assistance.

They had made contact with the man who communicated periodically through an open window at the back of the residence.

According to the RCMP, the man had been consuming alcohol.

Resources were gathered at the scene including another negotiator from St. John’s and the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team.

He has been taken to see a doctor pursuant to the Mental Care and Treatment Act.

No decision has been made at this time on any charges.

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