Charlie Lake B.C. man found dead after 12-hour standoff with police

After a 12-hour standoff with police, officers entered the home and found a man dead, but his two-year old child was unharmed.

Officers entered the home late Sunday and found a deceased man inside, with a 2-year old child unharmed

Police say the man involved in a 12-hour standoff Sunday was found dead inside a home in in Charlie Lake, B.C. The toddler inside the house was unharmed. (Steve LePlaca)

A 12-hour stand off with police at a home in Charlie Lake, B.C. ended last night when police entered the home and found a man dead, but his two-year-old son was unharmed.

The incident began around 11:45 a.m. MST in the Charlie Lake area of Rimrock Drive outside of Fort St. John, when police said a woman who had called in a domestic complaint escaped from the residence, but her two-year-old son was still inside with the father.

When repeated attempts by police to contact the man inside the home failed, police surrounded the residence.

Late Sunday, RCMP said the child was found safe but provided no further details.

On Monday, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a statement that officers from the North District Emergency Response Team had entered the house late Sunday evening and found the man dead inside.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C., which investigates police-related deaths and serious injuries, has been notified of the incident, Moskaluk said.