Woman ends 9-hour standoff with police

Reports of a distraught woman barricaded in a home forced police to close off streets in the Hazeldean neighbouhood.

Incident closed street in Hazeldean neighbourhood

CBC News camera attend a standoff in the southwest community of Hazeldean Friday. Police are speaking with a distraught woman believed to be armed. (Paul Moore/CBC News)

An armed woman who was barricaded inside a home in the Hazeldean neighbourhood surrendered peacefully to police around 8:30 p.m. Friday. 

The stand-off started around 11:30 a.m.  The woman is now in police custody. 

People who live on 65th Avenue between 96th and 97th Streets were kept away while the incident was underway.

Police say they can now return to their homes.