Man charged after barricading himself in residence

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Police and fire department personnel were involved for nearly 12 hours on the weekend with a disturbance in downtown New Glasgow.

Early morning on November 29 at 1:10 a.m. New Glasgow Regional Police attended an Archimedes Street residence on a report of a disturbance.
Upon further investigation by officers and a brief interaction with officers, the lone adult male barricaded himself in his residence.

NGR Police and the New Glasgow Fire Department closed nearby streets to vehicles and pedestrians for several hours during the incident.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. New Glasgow Regional Police with the assistance of the New Glasgow Regional Police Major Crime Unit, New Glasgow Fire Department, Emergency Health Services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Critical Incident Team from H- Division Nova Scotia safely apprehended the man without further incident.

He was apprehended under the Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Act.

No one was injured in the incident.

The 41-year-old year man from Pictou County has been charged with:

  • Uttering threats 
  • Mischief 

The accused is currently held in police custody.