Safe resolution after man 'barricaded' at Brock Towers apartment building in downtown Peterborough

Peterborough police say an incident on Brock Street ended peacefully following a daylong standoff with a “distraught person.”

Around 8 a.m. police responded to a “distraught person” in a residence in the area of Brock and Aylmer streets.

“We are dealing with a barricade male right now,” she said.

Officers were focusing their attention to Brock Towers. A Global News freelance videographer captured images of a man hanging onto the outside of a second-floor balcony.

Sandra Dueck, media relations co-ordinator with the Peterborough Police Service, said negotiators were at the scene to assist the individual, as are the service’s emergency response team, along with city firefighters and paramedics.

Police closed Brock Street between George and Aylmer streets and advise the public to remain away from the Brock Street area.

Around 4:35 p.m., the scene was cleared and the road was reopened.

“Around 4:15 p.m. officers were able to safely take the person into custody,” police said. “They were transported to Peterborough Regional Health Centre for evaluation. The area did remain closed while officers conducted the investigation and will reopen shortly.

“Peterborough Police thank the public for their assistance in staying clear of the area.”

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