Tupper Road in North Kentville was the site of a standoff with police Dec. 1 and 2. - Jennifer Hoegg
On Dec. 1 at 3:04 p.m., RCMP received a call about a man with a gun in a residence on Tupper Road. Immediately, said Const. Blair MacMurtery with the Kings RCMP, about 15 officers contained the area around the home and requested nearby residents stay inside their homes.
The man had threatened to harm people and himself. An RCMP negotiator and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) were brought in to assist with the situation. At that point, MacMurtery said, the Kings RCMP turned over command to the ERT.
Shortly after 5 a.m., ERT members entered the dwelling, deployed a CEW (conductive energy weapon) and took the man into custody. He was transported to the Valley Regional Hospital for examination. Police seized an imitation handgun and searched the residence. No one else was in the house.
The gun, said MacMurtery, was a replica pistol, but police could not tell, from a distance, that it was not real.
A 57-year-old man from North Kentville is facing several Criminal Code charges, including careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm and failing to obey an undertaking.
He is expected to appear in Kentville Provincial Court later today.