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Peterborough police surround house at Stewart and Dalhousie streets

A heavy police presence in the area of Bethune Street in Peterborough on Thursday afternoon.
A heavy police presence in the area of Bethune Street in Peterborough on Thursday afternoon. Paul DInsdale/Global News Peterborough

Peterborough police surrounded a house in a downtown neighbourhood on Thursday afternoon but no arrests were made.

Around 2 p.m. officers — including members of the Peterborough Police Service’s emergency response team —  closed off the area of Bethune, Dalhousie and Stewart streets.

Police surrounded a home along Stewart Street after responding to a “disturbance call”  around 1:30 p.m.

Staff Sgt. Dan Maclean told Global News Peterborough that there were reportedly several individuals involved and police focused their attention on one residence.

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A prisoner transport van was at the scene but left.

“Please avoid the area of Stewart and Dalhousie as there is an active police investigation going on,” police issued in a tweet at 3:20 p.m.

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A heavy police presence in the area of Stewart and Bethune Street in Peterborough on Thursday afternoon.
A heavy police presence in the area of Stewart and Bethune Street in Peterborough on Thursday afternoon. Paul Dinsdale/Global News
A heavy police presence in the area of Bethune Street in Peterborough on Thursday afternoon.
A heavy police presence in the area of Bethune Street in Peterborough on Thursday afternoon. Paul Dinsdale/Global News

Around 4 p.m. members of the emergency response team, along with a drone unit and canine unit members eventually entered the home. However, police said they did not locate anyone.

The home was turned over to the owner, according to police on scene.

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The scene was cleared around 4:20 p.m.

There have been no arrests and the investigation continues, MacLean said.

On Friday morning, police said they attended a Stewart Street residence in response to a weapons complaint.

“The investigation determined that the involved individual had left the area prior to police arrival,” police stated.

More to come.