Man arrested after a standoff on Prospect
Fredericton police say 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.
Police say the man, who was armed at the time, was found in the ceiling area of the business yesterday afternoon and initial attempts to remove him were not successful.
The emergency response team, patrol officers, the K-9 unit and crisis negotiators were called in to help. Eventually, they were able to persuade the man to come down and he was arrested.