January 11, 2019 8:30 pm
Updated: January 12, 2019 9:11 am

Man in custody after barricaded apartment call in Dartmouth

Halifax Regional Police officers attend the scene of a barricated person call in Dartmouth on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

Graeme Benjamin / Global News

Halifax Regional Police officers have taken a man into custody after responding to a barricaded person call in Dartmouth Friday evening.

The 30-year-old was brought in around 10:08 p.m., after a near five-hour standoff.

Police say they were called to an apartment on Highfield Park Drive just after 5:30 p.m., where a man inside was reported to have been “causing damage” while armed with a knife.

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“When police went to speak to the male at the apartment he refused to open the door,” police said in a short news release Friday night.

Crisis negotiators and emergency first responders were called to the scene and asked the public to avoid the area.

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The investigation is in its early stages, and police say they’ll release information as it becomes available.

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