Man in custody after “critical incident” in Cambridge Bay

Police had asked residents to stay away from Aniakvik Road

A “critical incident” that unfolded on Monday in Cambridge Bay around Aniakvik Road has been resolved. (Image courtesy of Google Maps)

By Jane George

(Updated on Dec. 15)

Nunavut RCMP say a Cambridge Bay man faces firearm and assault charges following a 24-hour stand-off.

RCMP said local officers were called to a home early on Monday, Dec. 14, after a man was reported to have fired a weapon during a domestic dispute.

During the ensuing stand-off, police cordoned off an area around Aniakvik Road in the Kitikmeot community, while the Alberta RCMP Emergency Response Team flew in officers for support.

The man finally exited the home and surrendered early Dec. 15, RCMP said in a Tuesday news release.

The suspect faces multiple firearms-related charges as well as uttering threats and assault with a weapon.

Police did not report any injuries related to the incident.

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  1. Posted by Resident on

    Thank you to our local Rcmp, Edmonton Response Team and our Hamlet Bylaw Department for keeping our community safe and secure.

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