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Standoff ends peacefully on Duncan First Nations reserve

Mar 25 2012
Duncan-North Cowican RCMP and a First Nations community policing unit are engaged in a standoff Sunday morning with a man who may have weapons in his home on the Trans-Canada Highway in Duncan 

Duncan-North Cowican RCMP and a First Nations community policing unit are engaged in a standoff Sunday morning with a man who may have weapons in his home on the Trans-Canada Highway in Duncan

Photograph by: Katie DeRosa , Moble media

North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP peacefully concluded a standoff Sunday morning with a man suspected to have weapons.

Duncan-North Cowichan RCMP and a First Nations community policing unit were engaged in a standoff early Sunday with a man who was believed to have weapons in his home on the Trans-Canada Highway in Duncan.

About eight family members were evacuated from the home around dawn after an apparent domestic dispute.

The man remained in the home, refusing to come out for police, Staff Sgt. Jack MacNeill said at 8 a.m. at the scene.

Mounties in tactical gear swarmed the small wooden home on the Duncan First Nations reserve at 5110 Trans Canada Highway.

“It’s been concluded successfully and police are still investigating,” said North Cowichan-Duncan Const. Dunn.

Police would not say whether the man was arrested and in police custody, whether weapons were involved, nor would police elaborate on the status or relationship of the people evacuated from the home.

A press release will be issued Monday, police said.

ceharnett@timescolonist.com

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