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Man faces assault, weapon charges as RCMP resolve Iqaluit disturbance in a residence

After a tense day-long standoff, a 31-year-old man is scheduled to appear in the Nunavut Court of Justice tomorrow as he faces assault, possession of a dangerous weapon and four counts of failing to comply with a release order.

The individual, not identified by police, is accused of threatening the occupants of a residence with a knife. The ordeal began at approximately 7:12 a.m. in the 4100 area of Imiqtarviminiq Street.

The Nunavut RCMP Critical Incident Team and crisis negotiators helped bring the incident to a resolution and the man was arrested at approximately 5:45 p.m.

"The RCMP would like to thank the residents of Iqaluit for their patience while we worked through this event. The RCMP would also like to thank the Iqaluit Municipal Enforcement Officers, Iqaluit Fire and EMS as well as the Department of Education for their assistance," the Mounties stated in a Friday evening news release.