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RCMP arrest suspect in Pictou Landing, N.S., after standoff with police

PICTOU LANDING, N.S. — A man in Pictou Landing, N.S., has been arrested and charged after a standoff with police in the First Nation community on Thursday morning, the RCMP said. Authorities were called at 3 a.m.

PICTOU LANDING, N.S. — A man in Pictou Landing, N.S., has been arrested and charged after a standoff with police in the First Nation community on Thursday morning, the RCMP said.

Authorities were called at 3 a.m. after receiving a complaint a man was threatening to burn down another person's house.

After arriving on the scene, police found the suspect had left the area to go to his own home, according to a press release.

When officers arrived at his residence on Beach Road, the suspect threatened to shoot them if they didn't leave, the release said. Other resources, including the emergency response team, were called in and at 10 a.m., the suspect walked out of the home, unarmed. No one was injured during the standoff.

Police said a 40-year-old man has been charged with two counts of breaching conditions and three counts of uttering threats.

The investigation is ongoing while he remains in custody pending a court appearance Friday.

The RCMP first tweeted about the incident Thursday morning, asking residents to shelter in place as they responded to a weapons call in the area.

Pictou Landing First Nation also sent out a warning on Facebook and said school would be closed until the afternoon. Administrative buildings in the area were also closed.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 10, 2020.

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