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Man in custody after 17-hour Pineridge standoff

Pineridge residents are no longer confined to their homes after a 17-hour standoff was resolved without incident.

At around 5:50 a.m. Thursday, Calgary Police Service officers were called to the 600 block of Pineland Road NE for a property damage report.  Later information received by police suggested the man was armed in a basement suite and threatening to shoot others.

Later that morning, around 11:30 a.m., shots were fired from the suite into the community. Police then closed off the area roads and pathways and issued a shelter-in-place order.

According to police, they attempted to force the man from the residence, but were unsuccessful. They didn’t want to enter the house because it presented risk to both officers and the man inside.

After 17 hours, police said they were able to negotiate a peaceful resolution. The man was forced from the residence at 11 p.m. Thursday and taken into custody.

The man was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Calgary police have removed the shelter-in-place order.

They continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.