No charges laid after Edzo, N.W.T., standoff

RCMP say no charges are being laid after a five-hour standoff with a man in Edzo, N.W.T., last Friday that resulted in a neighbourhood school being locked down.
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RCMP say no charges are being laid after a standoff in Edzo, N.W.T., last Friday.

Around 10 a.m. on Jan. 17, a 49-year-old man barricaded himself in a home close to Chief Jimmy Bruneau high school.

"The gentleman wasn't holding anyone hostage, it was just the barricaded person's incident where the individual wanted to cause harm to themselves." said RCMP Sgt. Marc Coulombe on Monday.

RCMP officers prepare to leave the scene of a standoff in Behchoko, N.W.T., Friday. (CBC)

RCMP say crisis negotiators kept in contact with the distraught man and in the end, he surrendered. Police say no shots were fired by them or the man.

Police cordoned off the house and told neighbours to stay inside their homes. Students at Jimmy Bruneau school were kept inside the building until they could go home safely. 

RCMP still aren't releasing the man's name but neighbours have identified him as Bobby Dryneck.