Montreal man arrested after uttering threats, barricading himself inside apartment
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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