Man arrested, weapon seized on Nipissing First Nation
The Anishinabek Police Service (APS) has arrested one man and seized a weapon following a standoff on Gerald Crescent in Garden Village on Nipissing First Nation, according to an update to their Facebook post just before 5 p.m.
"Male in custody. Weapon seized. No injuries," the Facebook post now reads.
The post indicates it was updated and a person is now in custody.
“There will be a strong presence of police, including the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police),” said the police service originally said in the Facebook post on Saturday morning before 11 a.m.
“Stay away will benefit the safety of the community and police.”
“There is no imminent risk and to avoid any further safety concerns,” Sgt. Chantal Larocque with APS told CTV News about 4 p.m.
“We have a situation where we have an active containment at a residence in Garden Village on Nipissing First Nation.”
Larocque said the call came in around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
She confirmed an officer with APS responded to the call and requested backup.
There is at least one individual in the home, according to police, they were unable to confirm if there is more than one person in the residence at the time.
No injuries have been reported.
"APS would like to thank its officers, OPP, and the community for their help," said police.
Larocque said APS requested the assistance of the OPP and some of their specialized units along with other support services.
She said there were no immediate public safety concerns – police just needed the public to remain away from the area until the specialists arrived.
CTV News has learned those specialists included an OPP negotiator.
Police have not released the details of the disturbance that prompted the initial call to police or the reason the officer requested backup.
We will have more details on this story as they become available.
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