Barricaded Person In Harriston In Custody

(HARRISTON, ON) – On April 19, 2020, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a tenant barricaded in a residence with a weapon at an Elizabeth Street apartment complex in the Town of Harriston.

Police gained entry to the apartment and arrested an individual without incident. Further investigation revealed the presence of a suspicious package. The OPP Explosives Disposal Unit (EDU) and members of Canadian Forces Base Borden attended the scene to remove the package for analysis and disposal. The package was later shown to be inert. Police seized a BB gun, a quantity of firearms ammunition and illicit drugs from the residence.

A 57-year-old male from Harriston is in custody and will appear in bail court via video link on today’s date. Further details will be released when available.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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