Man arrested following three-hour standoff in Fredericton

The Fredericton Police Force says a man who 'barricaded' himself in the ceiling of the Shoppers Drug Mart on Prospect Street is facing several charges after a three-hour standoff.

CBC is reporting police as saying  the man was found in the ceiling area of the business and attempts to remove him were not successful.

As a result, the call developed into a barricaded person call, as the suspect refused to come down.

Police say the man was armed with a weapon.

The emergency response team, patrol officers, the K-9 unit and crisis negotiators were called in to help.

After a three-hour standoff, the crisis negotiators were able to persuade the man to come down from the ceiling and he was arrested.

(with files from CBC)