Overnight standoff ends peacefully in Longueuil

Longueuil police spent a good portion of the night in a standoff with several individuals locked inside an apartment building in Saint-Hubert.

Officers were called to the building on Grand Boulevard at about 11:00 P.M. after someone called 9-1-1 to say they believed the people inside were armed.

About 30 residents of the building were forced from their homes during the operation.

After some negotiating, at about 3:30 A.M., seven men and one woman all in their 20s left the apartment without incident.

Investigators said they could be charged with possession of a firearm.