Barricaded man draws heavy police presence to Cambridge neighbourhood
Police on scene of a barricaded man in a house in Cambridge.
Published Monday, August 12, 2019 6:37PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, August 12, 2019 10:20PM EDT
One man has been taken into police custody after barricading himself inside a Cambridge home.
Regional police say they arrived at Morning Calm Drive shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
The man was said to be involved in a domestic disturbance, and as a result barricaded himself inside the home.
An armed tactical team was on scene to help negotiate with the man.
Police spokesperson Cherri Greeno said that there was evidence when officers arrived on scene to indicate that the man was armed, but that they weren't sure either way.
As a precaution, residents in the area were asked to stay inside their homes.
"There's a lot of small children around here so at this time, as a safety precaution, we are asking parents and children to stay inside of their homes while our officers negotiate with the male inside," she said.
Around 10 p.m. following several hours of negotiation, the man was safely taken into police custody.
Officers say they accessed the residence through a ground level door by breaking the glass.
"Unfortunately for this community they've been displaced for almost six hours," said Waterloo Regional Police acting superintendent John Goodman.
Officers say there was no one else inside the residence at the time of the arrest.
The man will be taken to hospital for examination before facing assault, weapons, and mischief-related charges.