A Dettah, N.W.T., man is facing an assault charge after an incident early on New Year's Day.

Shortly before 6 a.m. on Jan. 1, Yellowknife RCMP were called to a residence in Dettah for a complaint involving firearms.

The RCMP’s Emergency Response Team responded and after several hours, the suspect surrendered to police.

A 51-year-old man from Dettah was arrested and is facing one charge of assault. Police also seized firearms from the residence. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Yellowknife RCMP at 669-5100 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.