Barricaded man prompts large police presence in Guelph
Published Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:53AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:26AM EDT
Guelph police say a situation involving a barricaded man has been resolved.
Police say it started around 4 a.m. when they attempted to pull over a vehicle that didn't have license plates.
They say it sped away and they didn't pursue it but officers later found the vehicle parked at a motel in the area of Woolwich Street and Marilyn Drive.
Police were asking the public to avoid the area as they were monitoring a ‘dynamic situation'.
Presently there is a high police presence in the area of Woolwich St and Marilyn Dr. We are currently dealing with a situation. Please avoid the area. We will update with further details.— Guelph Police (@gpsmedia) October 30, 2018
Police say at the motel a man came out with a knife, then went back inside and locked the door.
Police are dealing with a barricaded person. At this point there is no further concern for public safety but we ask you to avoid the area as we deal with this situation.— Guelph Police (@gpsmedia) October 30, 2018
After several hours, police say the man came outside at 9 a.m. and surrendered,
He was taken to hospital as a precaution and police are still investigating to determine if the vehicle was stolen.
The man was reportedly wanted by Peel Regional Police for a break and enter.
Police say there was no risk to public safety.