Police on Bell Island say they had to force their way into a house where a man was barricaded on Sunday evening.

RCMP say a man, 27, assaulted his girlfriend and then threatened to stab a neighbour.

When police arrived on the scene, they found that the house had been barricaded.

Once officers got inside, the suspect tried to run away, but was later captured and taken into custody.

He was arrested and held for provincial court on charges that include uttering threats, assault and mischief.