Police standoff forces evacuation of homes in Juniper

A police standoff near Qu'Appelle Boulevard and Cheakamus Drive in Juniper is now resolved.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay said an armed person barricaded themselves shortly before 8 a.m. Friday morning and was not co-operating.

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With the help of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team, the situation was de-escalated and resolved at 9:37 a.m., with the man being apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to hospital.

Pillay said there were no injuries.

Nearby homes were evacuated while the situation was resolved and the public was asked to stay away from the area.

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