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NEWS: Iqaluit August 11, 2014 - 5:57 am

Armed Iqaluit man, 21, surrenders after morning standoff

Distraught man gives himself up following negotiations with police


A 21-year-old Iqaluit man surrendered to police Aug. 9 following a morning standoff in the Lower Base area of the city near the Northmart store that lasted more than three hours.

Just after 6 a.m. Aug. 9, members of the RCMP emergency response team, many armed with rifles and camouflage gear, set up road blocks and surrounded a house located in the residential area just behind Northmart.

After about three hours, police negotiators persuaded the young man, who had barricaded himself into a house with a firearm, to give himself up.

No one was injured. Police have not yet identified the young man or listed the offences he will be charged with.

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