Armed standoff in Innisfil
A 42-year-old Innisfil man faces ten charges after police responded to a report of a man in crisis with a firearm.
On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 around 3:30 a.m., South Simcoe Police Service officers were called to a home in the Belle Aire Beach Rd. and Maple Rd. area of Innisfil. Responding officers made contact with the man who refused to come outside. Police saw that he was armed with a rifle. Two South Simcoe Police Service officers trained as Crisis Negotiators spoke to the man through a window for two hours. Other officers contained the area around the home.
At approximately 5:45 a.m., the man was taken into custody after going into a garage at the rear of the property and lighting a fire.
The man is charged with:
3 counts of possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order
possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
careless use of a firearm
unauthorized possession of a firearm
3 counts breach probation order
knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
He was held for a bail hearing. No one was injured during the incident.
South Simcoe Police Service officers always hope for the best but train for the worst. By using our resources and highly trained team members, this tense and potentially tragic situation was resolved peacefully and without anyone getting hurt.