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Man released from custody after alleged barricading incident in N.S. Friday


HALIFAX — A man has been released from police custody after allegedly barricading himself in a Halifax-area apartment while armed with a knife Friday night.

Halifax Regional Police say the man was released Saturday morning with no criminal charges.

They say officers responded to a call on Highfield Park Drive in Dartmouth shortly after 5:30 p.m., where a 30-year-old man allegedly armed with a knife was "causing damage" inside his apartment.

Police say the man allegedly refused to open the door when officers arrived and told police he was armed with a knife.

They say a number of officers were on scene, including negotiators and the emergency response team, and took the man into custody shortly after 10 p.m.

Police say the investigation is now closed.

The Canadian Press

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