Manitoba

Serious incident at house on Overdale Street resolved, subject in custody: police

A serious incident in St. James that locked down part of the neighbourhood for much of the day was resolved by the late evening after police took someone into custody.

At least 10 police units, including tactical, were called to the scene on Overdale near Bruce Avenue Monday

Police were called to a house on Overdale Street in response to a serious incident on Monday. (Jeff Stapleton/CBC)

A serious incident in St. James that locked down part of the neighbourhood for much of the day was resolved by the late evening after police took someone into custody.

Officers were called to a house on Overdale Street near Bruce Avenue around 11 a.m. in response to a report of a male threatening to harm himself, police spokesperson Const. Rob Carver said.

By 10:40 p.m., police announced the situation had been resolved safely and told residents they could return to their homes.

One person was taken into custody, police said.

Police had warned people to follow their directions as they dealt with the situation.

The number of police units that responded was in the double digits and included the tactical unit, a police spokesperson said.

Police didn't believe the individual had access to firearms.