A clash with police in Montreal’s Saint-Leonard district ended peacefully Wednesday afternoon after a man who had barricaded himself inside an apartment on Rue du Bon-Conseil surrendered.
Montreal police spokeswoman Caroline Chèvrefils said the events began with a police operation to arrest a 20-year-old man wanted in connection with a violent robbery on September 20 in Pointe-aux-Trembles.
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According to Chèvrefils, the suspect was located around 1 pm Wednesday and was seen entering an apartment building in Du Bon-Conseil near Carrer de l’Aunais.
Efforts were made to contact the man, but Chèvrefils said he was uncooperative.
Officers surrounded the building and a security perimeter was established, with the SWAT team called in to assist.
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Chèvrefils said that around 10 nearby residences were evacuated as a preventive measure. No injuries were reported.
The man surrendered peacefully around 5 p.m. and was arrested.
Chèvrefils said he is being held for questioning.
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