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1 arrested following high-risk takedown on Hwy. 401 near Port Hope: OPP

WATCH: Police say a high-risk takedown on Highway 401 east of Port Hope led to one arrest on Monday morning.

One person is in custody following a high-risk takedown on Highway 401 east of Port Hope on Monday morning, according to police.

Around 11 a.m., Northumberland OPP say officers were notified by a neighbouring communications centre that a woman was in distress in a vehicle and that a firearm may be involved.

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According to police, officers found the suspect vehicle in the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 and initiated a takedown at gunpoint of three occupants in the vehicle.

A man and woman were released, police said, but another woman was charged with assaulting a peace officer.

She was taken to Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg with a medical condition, police said.

OPP said no firearm was found in the vehicle.

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