Police officers surrounded a home for several hours on Friday, after a man barricaded himself inside a home in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu — about 50 kilometres southeast of Montreal.

As of midnight, police were still on the scene, trying to negotiate with the 44-year-old man. He is a suspect in an armed-assault case and police believe he is dangerous.

No one else was inside the home.

Officers got the call and arrived at the home on Mario Street, at around 2 p.m.

Police set up a perimeter and evacuated 15 homes in the area.