Police standoff in Regina ends after 10 hours
Police teams surrounded a house in north end for 10 hours
A standoff at a home in Regina's north end ended peacefully Sunday afternoon after nearly 10 hours. Police say a 19-year-old man and 23-year-old man have been taken into custody.
The Regina police Special Weapons and Tactics teams surrounded a home at 416 Edward Street , after a man called saying he had been threatened with a gun at 4:17 a.m. CST Sunday.
The man said someone had pointed a gun at him, and that two other men at a home were threatening him.
The man was able to escape to call police. When police arrived on scene, they determined eight people were in the home.
Officers convinced four men to come out of the house by 9 a.m. CST. Those men were taken into custody, but police said they are only being considered as witnesses to the case.
In the early afternoon witnesses said two women had come out of the house, and by 3 p.m. CST the standoff was over, after two more men came out. The last people to exit the home were being interviewed at the police station Sunday afternoon.
No one was injured in the incident.
Traffic was blocked off on the 400 block of Edward Street, as was the west alley of Edward Street. Cars were allowed on 1st Avenue North.