**Updated** Four arrested on City's Northside Wednesday

Fredericton Police Force

**Updated at 8:50 p.m.**

Fredericton Police say 4 people were arrested after a call for service on Hawkins Street Wednesday.

Officers initially responded around 9:30 a.m. to a report that an adult male had brandished a firearm in the area of Main Street.

A release states the investigation led police to a multi-unit building on Hawkins Street where they believed the suspect was living.

Police say they received information that led them to secure the area and call for extra resources, including members of the Emergency Response Team, Tactical Emergency Medical Service, Crisis Negotiators and the RCMP's Police Dog Services.

Around noon, police tweeted they were blocking roads in the area of Edgewood Drive/Kingsley Court/Hawkins Street and Brookside Drive.

The building on Hawkins Street was evacuated as a precaution and police say they eventually made contact with people inside the subject apartment.

Just after 4:00 p.m., Fredericton Police tweeted that several people had been taken into custody following an operation on Hawkins Street and there was no onger a threat to the public.

Two people were questioned and released, while two adult males and an adult female were arrested.

The release says all parties arrested at the building on Hawkins Street are known to police.

Police say the person of interest from the initial weapons call was arrested without incident at a second location around 3:45 p.m.

All parties will appear in court at a later date.

The investigation into Wednesday's events is ongoing and police say investigators remain at the scene.


**Updated at 4:41 p.m.**

Fredericton Police say several people have been taken into custody following an operation on Hawkins Street on Wednesday and that there's no further threat to the public.

The update was provided via Twitter just after 4 p.m.

Roads were being blocked in the area of Brookside Drive, Hawkins Street, Kingsley Court, and Edgewood Drive.

Police had been advising people who live in the affected areas to remain where they are so as not to create more pedestrian or vehicle traffic.

Fredericton Police spokesperson Alycia Bartlett confirmed to our newsroom that these closures are linked to an earlier tweet, which indicated an increased police presence in the area of Main Street and Royal Road. 

CTV Atlantic's Laura Brown said police were "following up on information about reports of someone with a weapon".

Police say further information will be released as the investigation continues.