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Tense four-hour standoff in west Orillia ends peacefully: OPP

Man had barricaded himself inside a Pearl Drive home; crisis negotiator and special OPP units were called in and were able to resolve the situation
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A tense four-hour standoff ended without incident early Monday morning, police say.

On Sunday night at around 11:30 p.m., Orillia OPP responded to a residence on Pearl Drive in west Orillia, following reports that an individual was making threats. One person departed the residence, but the person who was making the threats refused to leave and barricaded himself inside the home, police say.

Officers shut down local streets "for public safety" and called in a crisis negotiator along with members of the Central Region's emergency response team, the canine unit and the tactics and rescue unit.

"Police were able to peacefully conclude the incident after four hours," noted a media release from the Orillia OPP.

One person was taken to Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital for "further assessment and support."

No charges have been laid, but police say the investigation is ongoing.