Lengthy armed standoff in Pineridge ends with one person taken into custody

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Calgary police have made an arrest after a 17-hour standoff with an armed man inside a home in the Pineridge area.

Officers were called to the 600 block of Pineland Road N.E. for reports of property damage, police received information that a man was believed to be armed in a basement suite of a residence and was allegedly threatening to shoot others.

At 11:30 a.m. several shots were fired from the suite into the area and officers were forced to close roads and pathways around the home.

Police attempted to force the man out of the residence and failed. Entering the house presented a significant risk to the police and the man inside.

At around 11:00 p.m. police were finally able to force the man out of the residence and take him into custody.

The man was transported to hospital with minor injuries following the arrest.

An armoured RCMP vehicle responds to a shooting incident in the northeast community of Pineridge on Thursday, April 22, 2021.
An armoured RCMP vehicle responds to a shooting incident in the northeast community of Pineridge on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Photo by Gavin Young/Postmedia

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