Police 'safely resolve' incident with barricaded man in New Glasgow home
HALIFAX -- New Glasgow Regional Police say they have "safely resolved" an incident on Monday afternoon involving a man who had barricaded himself in a home.
Police had responded to the home on Victoria Avenue in New Glasgow, N.S., to conduct a well-being check around 12:15 a.m. Monday.
After a brief interaction with the officers, police say a man barricaded himself inside. Police say the man was taken into custody at 5:10 p.m. on Monday and that, although he did not suffer any injuries, paramedics took him to hospital.
"He was safely apprehended under the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act," New Glasgow Regional Police said in a news release. "No charges are pending at this time."
Police said there was no immediate threat to residents, but had asked the public to avoid the area as they investigated.
New Glasgow police say they received assistance from the RCMP.