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Prince Edward Island man faces possible firearms and threats charges after standoff Sunday


January 25, 2021
By Canadian Press

Prince Edward Island – Police in Prince Edward Island say charges are possible after a complaint of a man with a firearm uttering threats in a home in Nail Pond, near the western tip of the province.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Troy Maclean says police were called early Sunday morning by a family member who said the young man was uttering threats to himself, the family member and any police who intervened.

Area residents were advised to shelter in place.

Police began negotiations and the man finally surrendered peacefully shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Maclean says the home was searched and three firearms were seized.

He says charges concerning firearms offences and uttering threats are being investigated.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 25, 2021.

 


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