Nova Scotia

Weymouth man charged in standoff

A Weymouth man faces numerous offences following a standoff that lasted about 24 hours, according to RCMP.

A Weymouth man faces numerous offences following a standoff that lasted about 24 hours, according to RCMP.

Police received a complaint Friday that Henry Daniel Stark, 48, of Weymouth, N.S., threatened someone over the phone at about 6 a.m.

Officers went to the home following a second alleged call at about 9:40 a.m. Friday. Police said they considered it serious.

A perimeter was set up around the building. People were ordered out of several neighbouring houses. Const. Dal Hutchinson said Highway 1 was also closed and traffic had been rerouted.

According to an RCMP news release, Stark has been charged with three counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, four counts of breach of probation, one count of assault and one count of assault with a weapon.

Stark was taken into custody at about 7 a.m. Saturday.

Additional firearms charges are expected, Const. Phil Barrett told CBC News Monday.

Stark was in Annapolis Royal provincial court Monday morning and will be in Digby provincial court March 1 for a show-cause hearing.