Wednesday, August 15, 2007

3.53 - The one with the barricade

Last night I was driving home from Naomi's and I came across a police barricade. The street I usually drive down was blocked off so I had to turn around and go a different way. I was curious so I drove around to get closer and I saw a bunch of local police cars and some OPP cars. Turns out there was a guy who locked himself in a house after a domestic incident with his girlfriend. Crazy stuff...
Cobourg police and Northumberland OPP officers set up a command post in a school parking lot at Elgin and D’Arcy Street in Cobourg Tuesday evening.


Police arrest man barricaded in Cobourg residence

Mandy Martin- Cobourg Police
Local News - Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A domestic incident escalated to emergency response status in Cobourg Tuesday evening.

Around 8:30 p.m., Cobourg police received information a female resident was assaulted by her boyfriend.

The woman made her way to a neighbour’s residence for safety from where police attempted to make contact with the boyfriend. Several attempts were made to contact the man by phone, with no response. The male locked the residence and there was evidence he might be armed with a knife.

As a result, the OPP were contacted for assistance for a barricaded person. Members of the OPP Emergency Response Team, Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU) and negotiations units arrived.

After further attempts to contact the male, and his continued refusal to exit the residence, TRU set off explosive distraction devices and entered the building.

The man was located upstaitrs of the residence. He was taken into custody without further incident.

The male, a 32-year-old Toronto resident, was charged with assault, threatening death and breach of probation. He was held in custody for a bail hearing in Cobourg today, Aug. 15.


Emily said...

No-good Torontonians...