Man taken into custody after Fort Smith standoff

A suspect has been arrested after RCMP responded to a complaint about an armed and barricaded man at a home in Fort Smith.

According to a news release from the Mounties, they received the call at about 8:00pm Wednesday.

The NWT RCMP Emergency Response Team assisted with the standoff including negotiators.

Police say the man was apprehended without incident about 2:30 Friday morning.

RCMP are not identifying the man nor of they saying what, if anything, he is charged with.

It is also not clear whether any shots were ever fired or if Mounties confiscated a firearm.

RCMP do say it was a single incident and the public is not at risk.











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