Release Date: May 1st, 2020 - 4:40pm
Originator: Detective, Ryan Smith, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext. 2219
Contact: Constable, Steve Elms, Corporate Communications, 905-825-4747 ext 5224
Location: Halton Region
At approximately 12:45 pm the Halton Regional Police Service received a call regarding a male barricaded in a home, possibly with weapons, on Honeyvale Road in Oakville.
The call originated from someone concerned about social media posts they had seen online.
Frontline officers, TAC, K9, and negotiators were deployed to the scene with the goal of bringing this to a safe conclusion.
Roads were closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic in the immediate area and adjacent homeowners were instructed by officers to shelter in place in their basements until the situation was resolved.
During negotiations, a second party (female) exited the home unharmed and negotiations continued unsuccessfully with the male party.
Officers then received information that escalated our concern for the male, and entry was made into the home at which time the male was apprehended. He was taken to hospital for assessment.
There is no ongoing related threat to public safety.
Thank you to area residents for their patience as we worked to resolve this situation safely.