Full Story On Deep River Apartment Building Investigation

Deep River Police have provided new details about an incident that prompted a heavy police presence last weekend.

It was around 4 o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday (February 23) when someone called police to report a noise that sounded like gunshots in the hallway of an apartment building on Huron Street.

Deep River Police and the OPP responded in the interest of public safety, and blocked off the area to ensure that there was no immediate danger or threat.

Deep River’s Police Chief, Barry Sawrbrick, tells Star 96.7 the entire ordeal turned out to be a misunderstanding.

Swarbrick says two glass shelves had fallen from a cabinet and landed on a floor as the cabinet was being moved, which set off the alarming noise that generated the call to police.

However, given that the original report suggested gunfire, police took no chances with public safety.

The all-clear was given about four hours after the original call came in.

Swarbrick tells Star 96.7 that no charges were filed, and the investigation is now over.