Man arrested after 7-hour standoff in Fredericton

The Fredericton Police Force says a seven-hour standoff on the city's south side has come to a peaceful end.

Sgt. Jason Forward says police had a warrant for a man, who is known to them, but he refused to co-operate and wouldn't come out of a residence in the 200 block of Aberdeen Street.

Members from the Fredericton Police Force's primary response team, emergency response team and major crime team, including K-9, were on scene during the crisis negotiations with the man, which started around 6 p.m. Thursday.

Several residents were evacuated, while those who stayed in their homes were told to hunker down.

Forward says no weapons were involved in the standoff, which ended around 1 a.m. Friday.

He says no one was hurt and one female who was also inside the residence was detained and released.

The male suspect is in custody and will face charges in court on Friday.

Residents have since been able to return home and the area has re-opened to traffic.