A Gatineau man could be charged with uttering death threats after a seven-hour standoff at his home Thursday morning.
Gatineau police said they were called to a home on Notre-Dame Street in the city’s east end around 11:25 p.m. Wednesday.
The caller said a man was threatening to kill a group of people with a long gun.
After setting up a perimeter, police said they were in contact with the 39-year-old in person and over the phone until he threw the gun out a window and stepped outside around 1:15 a.m. Thursday.
Police said a few seconds after he left, he decided do go back inside and was bitten by a police dog before he managed to barricade himself up again.
The man continued to threaten to kill police officers at the scene, according to police, until they got a warrant to go in and make an arrest around 6:40 a.m.
Police said the man and his young daughter didn’t resist arrest and were taken to hospital, with the man refusing treatment for a minor injury caused by the dog bite.
Gatineau police knew little about the man before the standoff as he had only a minor incident with police in his past.
Gatineau police said they would submit charges of uttering death threats and pointing a firearm on Thursday.