Two men in custody following west side standoff

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
February 10, 2017 - 3:48pm Updated: February 10, 2017 - 8:20pm

LETHBRIDGE - A west side neighbourhood was locked down by the Lethbridge Police Service Friday (Feb. 10) afternoon and into the evening, as part of a standoff that ultimately ended peacefully and with no injuries.

LPS Executive Officer, Kristen Harding, noted that the incident began around 2 p.m., when police attended a home along Dalhousie Court West to execute an arrest warrant for a male.

"At that time, the male resisted arrest and brandished a knife," stated Harding, following the standoff. "Police had reason to believe there were additional weapons present in the home, and as such, the male, as well as a second male occupant, were contained inside.

"Both of the men remained inside the home for nearly four hours, before surrendering themselves to police without further incident," she continued. "No one was injured in this situation. We presently have two males, one aged 27 and another aged 19 in custody this evening, and charges are pending."

Harding also noted that in order to fully control the situation, they brought in the Critical Incident Team -- which includes the Tactical Team and Crisis Negotiators.

The names of the two individuals taken into custody have yet to be revealed.

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