Man arrested in Grand Forks after barricading himself in a building downtown


Grand Forks RCMP were called out this week, after a man barricaded himself in a building downtown.

They got a call Wednesday morning, to a building under construction in the 73-hundred block of 2nd avenue, the report was that a man was trying to gain access to an area of the building that was boarded up.

When RCMP arrived they found that a man had barricaded himself inside and was refusing to come out.

To be cautious they evacuated a nearby building, there were also traffic interruptions.

With help from the Emergency Response Team and a Crisis Negotiator, the 56 year old man exited the building and was arrested without incident. 

No word on whether the man is facing charges.