According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 4 p.m., officers responded to a reported “housing unit takeover” at an apartment on Talwood Drive where residents in the unit were being held against their will.
Officers contained the scene and ordered the individuals to exit. Three people eventually exited and were taken into custody.
One victim was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre with various injuries, police said.
An 18-year-old Peterborough woman and two 20-year-old Toronto men were arrested and each charged with forcible confinement, aggravated assault, and break and enter a place to commit an indictable offence.
The two men were also charged with assault with a weapon. One of them was additionally charged with possession of Schedule 1 substance (cocaine).
All three were held in custody and are scheduled to make court appearances in Peterborough on Wednesday.
Police said the incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the service’s Crime Line at 705-876-1122 ext. 555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.stopcrimehere.ca