August 19, 2014 11:10 am

Saskatchewan gun range standoff lasts over two hours

Standoff between Mounties, man at Candle Lake, Sask. gun range ends peacefully after lasting over two hours.

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CANDLE LAKE, Sask. – Access to a northern Saskatchewan community was restricted for more than two hours Monday night during a standoff between police and a man at a gun range.

RCMP say the man, who is in his 30s, was threatening to harm himself at a site near Candle Lake, east of Prince Albert.

Police believed he was armed with multiple guns.

Mounties negotiated with him until he surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody.

They say his wife and children were at the scene earlier in the day, but were taken to safety.

There was no immediate word on charges, or what led to the standoff.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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