Man barricaded in home forces evacuation in part of Moncton neighbourhood – CBC.ca

Man barricaded in home forces evacuation in part of Moncton neighbourhood - CBC.ca
Police operation shuts down residential area of Moncton
Police have shut down a street in a Moncton neighbourhood where a man has barricaded himself in a home in the Evergreen area.

Codiac RCMP have surrounded the home on Sable Court and are attempting to make contact with the man, said Const. Isabelle Beaulieu.

Homes in the surrounding area have been evacuated and several people have been bused to a nearby centre as a precaution, said Beaulieu.

About two dozen people have been evacuated from homes along Evergreen and Sable – One man I spoke to said its been an eventful Sunday, but hes having a beer with his neighbours who are not in the evacuated zone, and not too worried. pic.twitter.com/J93D9KXxyA

Due to a police operation, sections of Shannon Drive, Evergreen Drive and Sheffield Court in Moncton are blocked. As a precaution, the public is asked to avoid the area.

The man is by himself and Beaulieu did not confirm if he is armed. The police are asking the public to avoid the area as a precaution.

Codiac RCMP have shut down parts of three streets of a residential area of north end Moncton after responding to a man who had reportedly barricaded himself in his home. (Courtesy: Wade Perry)

New Brunswick RCMP shut down portions of Shannon Drive, Evergreen Drive and Sheffield Court in Moncton due to a “police operation” in the area Sunday.

Codiac RCMP have shut down parts of three streets of a residential area of north end Moncton after responding to a man who had reportedly barricaded himself in his home.

At least a dozen police cruisers have blocked off the area and multiple heavily armed officers could be observed on scene.

Codiac RCMP have shut down parts of three streets of a residential area of north end Moncton after responding to a man who had reportedly barricaded himself in his home.

The Mounties say that officers are attempting to make contact with a man who refuses to co-operate with the police.

Police say they are not enforcing an evacuation in the area but that individuals have been escorted from the area after they asked officers to do so.

Sections of Shannon Drive, Evergreen Drive, and Sheffield Court in Moncton were closed to traffic due to a police operation in the area on Sunday.

Police say there is no danger to the public or police officers but have asked people to avoid the area.

A neighbour tells CTV News that about 20 residents of Sable Court were evacuated from their homes and escorted on to buses.

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