NEWS: Nunavut August 21, 2014 - 11:31 am

Cape Dorset man surrenders to police after 10-hour standoff

Armed man barricaded inside residence — schools, health centre closed


Updated at 12:00 p.m.

A man surrendered to police Aug. 21 in Cape Dorset after an early-morning standoff in this Baffin community.

Ten hours after RCMP first responded to a call about an armed man in a local residence, police say the man is now in custody and facing possible charges.

No one was injured in the incident, RCMP said in the Aug. 21 release.

Cape Dorset RCMP members responded to the first call at around 2 a.m., and later called in the RCMP’s emergency response team.

The area around the house was cordoned off, while the community’s two schools and health centre closed.

Cape Dorset is hosting over 100 elders from across the aastern Arctic this week as part of the 20th annual Eastern Arctic elders gathering.

Activities on Aug. 21, which would have been hosted at the high school’s gymnasium, have been postponed.

Police continue to investigate the incident, the RCMP said.