17-hour standoff with armed suspect in Pineridge ends in arrest

A man was arrested Thursday after a 17-hour armed standoff with police in Calgary’s northeast that saw shots fired from a basement suite in the Pineridge neighbourhood.

The standoff unfolded at a residence around the 600 block of Pineland Road N.E., Calgary police said in a news release. 

Officers responded to reports of property damage around 5:50 a.m. on Thursday, and discovered that a man was in the home’s basement suite.

Believed to have a gun, the suspect allegedly threatened to shoot people, police said. 

Around 11:30 a.m., the suspect fired shots from the suite into the neighbourhood. 

Officers closed roads and pathways in the area, and issued a shelter-in-place order.

“After attempting to negotiate a peaceful resolution, officers were able to successfully force the man out of the residence around 11 p.m.,” police said.

The suspect was arrested and taken to hospital with minor injuries, while the shelter-in-place order has since been lifted.

The incident is still being investigated, police said. 

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