CORNER BROOK — No charges have been laid yet against a 50-year-old man who reportedly barricaded himself in a home in Corner Brook Monday afternoon.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is continuing to investigate the complaint called in by a woman at around 4 p.m.
It was reported that a man in crisis was in possession of a firearm in the basement of a home on Water Street in the Curling area of the city. Police were told that another man who was known to the suspect was also inside the residence during the incident.
Upon arrival, RNC officers entered the residence and detained the older man without incident. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the second man inside the home, a 27-year-old, had disarmed the older man upon police arrival.
The suspect, a resident of Corner Brook, was detained by police and brought to Western Memorial Regional Hospital for observation.
There were no injuries reported during the incident.
The RNC police dog and two crisis negotiators were on stand by in the area, but their services were not required.
Police have seized a 22-calibre rifle, but no charges have been laid against the man as of press time.