Police officers in Kinngait are trying to negotiate a peaceful conclusion to a standoff with a man who has barricaded himself in a residence in the 1000 block of the community.

Residents are asked to avoid the area and, if living close by, to remain in their homes.

The Mounties say there were responding to a residential disturbance call around 5 p.m. today when the incident began.

“RCMP have been able to make contact with the male and have spoken with him on several occasions this evening. Additional specialized RCMP resources have been deployed to the community to assist in resolving this incident peacefully,” the police stated in a news release.

The Mounties indicated that further updates will be provided as developments unfold.

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