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A man is led out of a home in Spryfield after the standoff on Wednesday. ((CBC))

A 62-year-old man is facing drug and weapon charges after he was arrested on Wednesday evening after a standoff in Halifax.

Police were called to the scene of a barricaded person at 1:51 p.m. in relation to a complaint about weapons.

Halifax police Const. Brian Palmeter said preliminary indications were that a man inside a residence on Old Sambro Road had access to a firearm.

Four homes in the area were evacuated.

Emergency crews established communications with the man, who came out of his home peacefully, shortly after 6 p.m. Police later searched the home and found a long-barrelled firearm and marijuana plants, which were seized.

The man was taken into custody and is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court on Thursday.

He faces charges of uttering threats, unsafe storage of a firearm, breach of probation and cultivation of marijuana.

Old Sambro Road, between Herring Cove Road and North West Arm Drive, was closed for several hours.