THUNDER BAY – A long standoff has ended peacefully. The individual in the home has surrendered to police. The incident started last night at about 10:30PM, and continued throughout the day. The incident came to a peaceful conclusion after the man agreed to surrender to the police after a lengthy negotiation.
Police were seeking to talk the suspect out in what officers say was a domestic incident.
Thunder Bay Police Statement:
The Thunder Bay Police negotiations team was successful at having the male surrender to tactical officers at 6:57 p.m. for a peaceful resolution to this incident.
Thunder Bay Police received a 911 call at 9:50 p.m. from a distraught female advising that her father was out of control in the home. When the first responding officer arrived on scene he observed a male standing in the front doorway holding a gun. As more officers arrived on scene they began to contain the area for the safety of the public.
At approximately 10:00 p.m. the male allowed his two teenaged daughters to leave the residence with the family pets. At the same time, his wife was able to exit a second story window onto a rooftop. Officers containing the area ran to her aid and encouraged her to jump. She leapt into the arms of the officers on the ground attempting to break the impact of her fall and then took her to safety.
The Emergency Tactical Unit and Negotiations team arrived on scene and set up the Command Post. Negotiators began speaking with the male and continued to do so until 6:57 p.m. at which time the male peacefully surrender to police.
The 55 year old male has been charged with possession of dangerous weapons and remains in police custody. He will appear in court tomorrow morning. The name of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity and privacy of the victim in this incident.
The Criminal Investigation Branch is continuing this investigation and the residence will be secured by police awaiting the approval of a search warrant to enter the house. The 400 block of Syndicate Avenue North is now open.
The police wish to thank the public for their cooperation in staying out of this area and allowing for them to maintain security of the area in order to deal with this situation in the safest way possible.