Woodstock police arrest 34-year-old man downtown Saturday | RiseNB

Woodstock police arrest 34-year-old man downtown Saturday

A 34-year-old man is scheduled to appear in Woodstock Provincial Court today for a bail hearing after an incident on Saturday involving a male armed with a knife.

The Woodstock Police Force say officers responded around 1:42 a.m. and posted on social media around 5:30 a.m. about an “ongoing police investigation” in the downtown area near the post office and library on Main Street.

In a press release today, police said responding members attempted to de-escalate the situation and have the man exit an apartment peacefully.

Several residents of nearby apartments were evacuated as a safety precaution, and a perimeter was set up before the Fredericton Police Force Emergency Response Team was requested and deployed.

Police say the man was “safely taken into custody” around 7 a.m.  on Saturday without further incident, adding that he was also wanted for additional ongoing local police investigations.

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