Clyde River standoff ends, distraught Nunavut man arrested
Nunavut RCMP negotiated with barricaded man Tuesday afternoon
(Updated 7:15 a.m., March 28)
A standoff yesterday between police and a distraught man barricaded inside a house in the north Baffin community of Clyde River ended peacefully, the RCMP said on the evening of Tuesday, March 27.
The Nunavut RCMP issued an update March 27 saying they had taken a man into custody after a lengthy period of negotiation.
Police first issued a notice just before 5 p.m., warning residents to stay away from the 516D five-plex in Clyde River and surrounding area.
The building had been evacuated and police said they were dealing with a person barricaded inside.
A man who appeared to be from Clyde River had been posting publicly available Facebook updates on his feed that said he was in a “standoff” with police.
In a live video that lasted about two and half minutes, he screamed and taunted certain other people while brandishing a large knife.
“I don’t care I don’t need anyones help get killed in jail or by cops,” the man wrote on Facebook.
The RCMP hasn’t said if the man will face any charges.