Man charged after threatening ‘shoot out’ with police in Yarmouth

ASIRT is investigating after a man died in Airdrie RCMP custody on Friday, May 24, 2019. File/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A 24-year-old man is facing charges after he allegedly claimed there was going to be a “shoot out” with police in Yarmouth, N.S.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they responded to a call at around 4 p.m. on Monday, indicating that threats toward members of Yarmouth Town RCMP have been made.

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Police say a man had called a provincial news outlet and told them they should get a news crew to Yarmouth, because there was “going to be a shoot out with police that night.”

The man was located and his residence was contained. He was arrested without incident.

Officers searched the home and didn’t locate any firearms.

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The suspect from Yarmouth is facing charges of uttering threats and breach of undertaking.

He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

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