A young man arrested after a standoff with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary appeared Tuesday in provincial court in St. John's.

Standoff at house off Thorburn Road, St. John's, December 9 2013

Police surrounded a house off Thorburn Road in St. John's on Monday after a man barricaded himself. (CBC )

Dwight Saunders, 26, was sent for a brief psychiatric assessment before court proceedings could continue.

Saunders faces several weapons charges, including a 12-gauge shotgun and a .303 rifle while prohibited, having ammunition while prohibited, and careless handling of firearms.

Saunders is also charged with breaching the terms of his probation.

Saunders was arrested after he surrendered to police on Monday afternoon, after barricading himself in a home off Thorburn Road.