Hampton-area standoff ends, RCMP arrest 1 man
Multiple tactical vehicles have left the Hampton-area home but 2 officers remain at the scene
A 26-year-old man has been arrested following a nine-hour standoff with police that started with a complaint about a shot being fired in a Hampton-area home.
The police were called to the home at 1:15 a.m. after the report of a shot being fired.
A woman was able to get out of the house. However, the police put up a blockade on Route 845 as the police tried to resolve the incident.
The RCMP were able to talk the man into leaving the home, peacefully, at about 10:15 a.m.
Multiple tactical vehicles left the scene at about 11 a.m. leaving a single cruiser at the scene of a two-storey home.
There are two officers still at the home.
A long gun was used in the incident, but it is not known what specific type was involved.
The woman is in protective custody. The man will appear in court at a later date.
A neighbour told CBC News that at about 6:30 a.m. when his wife went out to walk their dog, a police officer asked her to go back inside
Police were diverting traffic earlier in the day along the route near Kredl's Corner Market, just past the entrance to Lower Norton.
Drivers from the Kingston Peninsula were turning around and taking the Gondola Point Ferry.