Armed standoff puts Petawawa neighbourhood on lockdown

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police Emergency Response Team man a roadblock at the corner of...

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police Emergency Response Team man a roadblock at the corner of Labine Crescent and Hoffman Street in Petawawa on Aug. 29, 2014. (SEAN CHASE/QMI AGENCY)

Sean Chase and Danielle Belle, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:14 PM ET

PETAWAWA, Ont. — A Petawawa neighbourhood remained on lockdown Friday night with some people unable to return to their homes, reportedly due to a police standoff with an armed man.

Police wouldn't say why they cordoned off a neighbourhood and told people to stay inside their homes, but social media and various news report suggest it was due to a man armed with a gun inside one of the houses.

The standoff had already lasted for hours, stretching into Friday after officers were called around 10 p.m. Thursday.

"It's kind of scary," said one young man, who was house-sitting at a Labine Cres. home, where the drama unfolded.

Police are concentrating on a home along that street, near CFB Petawawa, where many military families live.

"They just told us to stay inside. They just have the road blocked off,” he told QMI Agency

Labine Cresc. was shut down to residents if they weren't already locked inside, as well as to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.


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