Man faces charges after standoff in Pangnirtung
24-year-old arrested after Feb. 6 standoff with police
A 24-year-old man is facing charges after a standoff in a home in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, last week.
RCMP say they got a report of an assault at a home in the community at around 9:30 a.m. Feb. 6. Police found a man inside the home with a firearm and when they entered the man "threatened to harm himself and the members," according to a news release issued Wednesday.
The officers left the home and set up containment, and "engaged in a conversation with the accused in an effort to de-escalate the situation."
A short time later the man surrendered the gun, came out of the home and was taken into custody.
A 24-year-old has been charged with assault, pointing a firearm, mischief, uttering threats, possession of a prohibited weapon, and breach of an undertaking to a justice of the peace.