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UPDATE: Mount Pearl standoff ends with arrest of Justin Wiseman

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary respond to a standoff situation on Firgreen Avenue in Mount Pearl. — Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary respond to a standoff situation on Jersey Avenue in Mount Pearl. — Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
Contrary to Telegram tweets and online posts during the latter stages of Tuesday’s standoff on Jersey Avenue in Mount Pearl, members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary did not deploy tear gas, smoke canisters or any other munitions during its operation to bring the standoff to a conclusion. The Telegram regrets any confusion.

The standoff at a Mount Pearl home ended just before 7 p.m. when police forced their way into the home at 17 Jersey Avenue when it was noticed that a fire was started inside. 

Justin Wiseman was taken out of the house by police after a standoff that lasted over six hours. Paramedics on scene put Wiseman on a stretcher and he left the scene in an ambulance with a police escort.

Wiseman helped instigate the 2014 riot at Her Majesty's Penitentiary, and in 2013 when he was suspected of an armed robbery, he barred himself inside a home on Springdale Street in St. John's.

Three females were taken into custody before Wiseman's arrest.

A woman left the home around 6:30 p.m. and was taken into custody.

Police had surrounded the house, and there’s been a heavy police presence on Jersey Avenue in Mount Pearl throughout Tuesday afternoon as the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to the situation. The street was blocked to traffic.

Two females emerged earlier Tuesday afternoon from the house. The women had their hands up. They were searched, cuffed, arrested and placed in a police car. A man came out onto the front step and yelled at the police with his hands in the air, saying he would be out in 20 minutes and wanted to have a smoke. Subsequently, another woman came out to front door and said the man wanted a few more minutes.

Officers were also stationed behind the house on an adjacent street, Firgreen Avenue, keeping watch on the home. The RNC police service dog was also at the scene.

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