Man arrested after police standoff north of Fort St. John

A 47-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after an alleged assault at a home on Red Creek Road north of Fort St. John.

RCMP were called out to the home around 7:21 a.m., after two female victims reported that a man had assaulted them. The initial report alluded to the possibility of firearms being involved, although there were no shots fired, RCMP officials said Monday.

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RCMP responded en masse to the home, and had the road into the subdivision blocked off for much of Saturday afternoon before the road was reopened around 5 p.m. Several police tactical units and an ambulance were on scene.

"A 47-year-old man was arrested without incident and held in custody pending a court appearance," Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said.

"The people involved are known to each other and the police have no information to suggest the greater public is at further risk."

The investigation continues.

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