Charges will not be laid against two people taken into custody following a police standoff in Winnipeg's North End on Wednesday.

A man and woman were taken into custody from a house in the 600 block of St. John's Avenue at about 10:30 a.m., following a five-hour standoff that forced a nearby school to go into lockdown.

On Thursday, police said the two people have been released without charges.

Police said the investigation continues, though they would not elaborate on what it is about.