Dryden OPP Successfully Apprehend Barricaded Individual After Hours-long Standoff
DRYDEN – NEWS – In the early hours of October 16, 2023, the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were summoned to a disturbance at an apartment complex located on Duke Street in the City of Dryden.
Arriving at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers were met with a situation where an individual had barricaded themself within an apartment, prompting a response from specialized units.
With the gravity of the situation apparent, members of the OPP Emergency Response Team alongside the Canine Unit were swiftly deployed to assist the personnel from the Dryden OPP Detachment in managing the scene and ensuring the safety of the area residents.
After engaging in a standoff that lasted several hours, the individual, a 37-year-old, voluntarily exited the apartment complex at around 7:30 a.m., subsequently being transported to a local hospital for further assessment. It was a relief for both the officers and the community as the incident culminated without any injuries.
Following the successful apprehension, OPP resources cleared the area around Duke Street, restoring a sense of normalcy within the City of Dryden.
The OPP encourages anyone with pertinent information regarding this incident to come forward and contact the Dryden OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (807) 937-5577. For those who prefer to remain anonymous, they can reach out to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit their tips online at www.ontariocrimestoppers.org.
This incident underpins the readiness and the coordinated efforts of the various units within the OPP in addressing complex situations, ensuring the safety and well-being of the community members.