Police on scene with reported barricaded suspect

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New Glasgow Regional Police are on Hillcrest Avenue in New Glasgow, off Mountain Road, following a report of an armed, barricaded suspect in an apartment.

Persons in the area have been evacuated.

Police have the area surrounded and have closed the area off to motorists and pedestrians.

The public are asked to avoid the area.

Const. Ken MacDonald said, “New Glasgow Academy is in a hold and secure mode but only as a precaution.”