Following a standoff of more than 10 hours Cornwall police have a barricaded man in custody.
At around 1 p.m. police took the 43-year-old male into custody from his Bedford Street home without incident by entering the reidence. He was taken away in an ambulance. His condition is not known.
Witnesses at the scene of the Bedford Street home said police fired what they called "cannisters" into or at the house. Other witnesses reported some police officers had their guns drawn.
Cornwall police had a small section of the city’s central district closed off as they dealt with the man.
Despite pleas from police to stay away from the area, traffic around the area of Bedford, Eighth and Ninth streets was fairly brisk. Police had blocked off most streets in the area while they negotiate with the 43-year-old individual inside.
Nearby residents poured out of their houses after what appeared to be flash grenades went off around the home in question.
Police at the scene were tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding the incident, and a news release from headquarters suggested only that things got out of hand at around 2 a.m. Wednesday when police arrived to deal with a domestic disturbance.
At that time the male at the Bedford home barricaded himself inside.
It’s unclear what provoked this action, or if the male had any weapons.
The police service’s emergency response team was at the scene, as well as negotiators, who were trying to safely coax the man out.