An hours-long standoff at a downtown apartment building ended with no injuries after an armed man was taken into custody by Yellowknife RCMP Tuesday night.
Police say a man barricaded himself inside a Sunridge Apartments unit around 5 p.m. — prompting a large-scale police response that saw multiple RCMP units, including a crisis negotiation team, rush to the 51A Avenue apartment complex.
“After several hours, at approximately midnight, diversion devices, (loud bangs) were deployed by RCMP. As a result, an adult male was taken into custody without incident,” states a news release issue by Mounties Wednesday.
The area was closed to traffic during the stand-off, which ended around midnight Tuesday.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.