Ontario Provincial Police has confirmed that the sensitive situation encountered in Petawawa, Ont., when a 44-year-old man entered into a standoff with the authorities for more than 36 hours, has ended peacefully after the suspect surrendered on Saturday. According to the authorities, the suspect surrendered at around 12:30 p.m. and was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital.
The standoff started on Thursday night, after which the man isolated himself in a home on Labine Crescent, where he was believed to be armed with a gun. The suspect’s identity been not been announced yet so it cannot be confirmed whether he has any connection to the nearby Canadian Forces base. The Petawawa Garrison employs many residents in the Ottawa Valley town. Whereas on the other hand, the military has also refrained from commenting on the situation while police claims that they “can’t specify his occupation.”