Man arrested after standoff with Fredericton police

Two men were arrested at the Howard Johnson Hotel on Prospect Street in February, following a standoff. (Shane Fowler/CBC)

Two men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a Fredericton drug store on Monday.

Tyson Paul Colford, 26, of Moncton faces one count of robbery while armed with an offensive weapon.

Kyle Alexander Cameron, 24, of Saint John was also charged with robbery while armed with an offensive weapon, as well as one count of disguise with intent for allegedly being masked.

Both men have been remanded in custody, pending a bail hearing on March 3.

On Monday, just before 11 am, a man armed with a knife threatened two staff members at the Pharmasave on Prospect Street and demanded prescription drugs, the courtroom heard.

The suspect fled in a black SUV with undisclosed items and no one was injured, police have said.

Two suspects were subsequently located at the nearby Howard Johnson Hotel on Prospect Street, just a few blocks away.

They barricaded themselves inside a hotel room, resulting in a three-hour standoff.

The emergency response team and crisis negotiators were called in.

The suspects eventually surrendered without incident and were arrested at about 3:15 p.m.

The investigation continues.