Evening-long Leamington standoff ends with no charges

Provincial police say they began investigating last month after hearing from other law enforcement agencies that drugs were being imported in vehicles shipped to Canada by rail.

A barricaded person holding an edged weapon inside a vehicle drew a large police presence in Leamington Thursday.

Officers responded to the area of Clark Street West and Elliott Street in Leamington around 4:30 p.m.

Police negotiated with the adult Leamington resident throughout the night with police attempting to persuade the individual to surrender to police.

The surrounding streets were closed for about nine hours as OPP contained and diffused the situation.

At 2:00 a.m., police took the man into custody without incident.

According to the OPP, no charges will be laid in relation to this incident and no further information will be provided.