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Blackfoot Manor standoff resolved without injury

By Herald on January 27, 2021.

Members of the Critical Incident Response Team make their way through the scene as Lethbridge police attended a call Wednesday afternoon along Blackfoot Manor West. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald

Lethbridge police say a 34-year-old man has been taken into custody under the Mental Health Act following a standoff on the city’s westside Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they were called to a home in the 500-block of Blackfoot Manor West at about 2 p.m. following reports of concerning phone calls the man had with others. Police contained the area but were unable to establish communications. After receiving information there were weapons in the home, the Critical Incident Response Team and Tactical Team were deployed.

Residents of the neighbourhood watched from outside the barricaded street as police tried to make contact with the subject over loudspeaker and officers carrying firearms made their way around the scene.

Distraction devices were set off and efforts to communicate with the man continued. Shortly before 6 p.m. the man exited the home without incident and was taken into custody.

Police say no charges are pending against the man, whose identity is not being released.

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