Man arrested after police standoff on Johnson Street: Kingston police

Kingston police arrested a man they say was barricaded inside a home with a firearm on Johnson Street Tuesday evening for several hours. Global News

A man was taken into custody early Wednesday morning after a standoff that took most of Tuesday evening, Kingston police say.

The man was arrested just after midnight, according to a tweet from police.

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Around 6 p.m. Tuesday night, police asked residents in the 1000 block of Johnson Street to remain in their homes while they dealt with a weapons offence.

Police said Tuesday they believed the suspect was barricaded inside a home with a weapon or a firearm. By 10 p.m., police tweeted that the man was negotiating his surrender.

The stretch of road from Yonge to Mowat was closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic while officers negotiated with the suspect.


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