A police standoff in Fort McMurray, Alta., ended peacefully Saturday evening after more than 15 hours.

Police were called to the Timberlea neighbourhood at about 5 a.m. MT over a gun complaint.

Emergency response teams from Edmonton and Calgary were then called in to assist in what police were calling a "potential armed standoff."

Police say the situation ended peacefully at about 8:30 p.m. when the male suspect was apprehended outside the home without incident.

The man's name has not been released and no charges have been laid.

Residents who had been ordered to leave their homes during the standoff were allowed to return at 10 p.m., when Loutit Road and Eagle Ridge Gate were reopened.