Armed standoff at Avondale home

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A man who barricaded himself inside a home in Avondale on Sunday has surrendered to police.

According to an RCMP news release, the 30-year-old has been arrested and is under investigation for possible charges of assault, pointing a firearm and uttering threats.

Police responded to the call early Sunday afternoon concerning a man who apparently barricaded himself inside a home with a firearm after pointing it at another person.

RCMP closed the Avondale Access Road in order to set up a perimeter around the home. The suspect eventually surrendered in a peaceful manner.

Following his arrest, the accused was transported to the Waterford Hospital for assessment. He was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in provincial court on Monday.

Organizations: RCMP, Waterford Hospital

Geographic location: Avondale

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