January 30, 2019 3:53 pm

‘Agitated’ man arrested after 3 hour standoff in apartment building

Police have arrested a man following a tense standoff with an armed man in Burlington.

Global News File

Police have arrested a man after a tense standoff with an armed suspect at a Burlington apartment building.

Officers were called to Glenwood School Drive, near the QEW and Guelph Line, around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for reports of an armed man who was agitated and uttering threats.

Police say the 32-year-old man had barricaded by himself inside his apartment unit and negotiators were called in to help resolve the matter peacefully.

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As a safety precaution, neighbouring tenants were asked to remain inside their units throughout the ordeal.

Just over three hours later, police say the man came out of his apartment with a knife in his hand and was arrested after being hit with a rubber bullet and stun gun.

The man was taken to hospital for assessment.

The investigation continues and police say charges may be pending.

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