January 12, 2016 9:06 am
Updated: January 12, 2016 9:11 am

Montreal man arrested after uttering threats, barricading himself inside apartment

WATCH ABOVE: Raw footage after a man barricaded himself in an apartment. He was being pursued by police for allegedly setting recycling bins on fire and making death threats.

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MONTREAL – Police have arrested a 28-year-old man who had barricaded himself inside an apartment on Fabre Street.

“He was transported to the detention centre and offered no resistance,” said Jean-Pierre Brabant with Montreal police.

“He will be met by investigators to determine the charges that will be laid against him.”

Officers were initially called to the Rosemont-la-Petite-Patrie neighbourhood just after 10:10 p.m. Monday.

The man had allegedly been destroying recycling bins on the street and making death threats.

When police arrived on the scene, the man took refuge in a nearby apartment building, where he allegedly continued to make calls to 911, uttering death threats to police and residents and saying he was armed with a gun.

Police negotiated with him for hours, even calling in the SWAT team.

When they finally gained entry around 4 a.m., the apartment was empty.

Officers searched the surrounding areas, finally catching up to him shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday.

 

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