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UPDATE: Barricaded person: Charges laid

A Dartmouth man faces charges after barricading himself in his residence last night.

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At approximately 6:42 p.m., police responded to an apartment building on Alderney Drive in Dartmouth for a report of a man causing a disturbance.  When police went to speak to the man at an apartment he refused to open the door and indicated he was armed with a knife.

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A number of officers including crisis negotiation attended and at approximately 10 p.m. police took the man into custody. 

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Seventy-seven-year old Alvin Jacob Spjuth of Dartmouth will appear in Dartmouth Provincial court today to face charges of uttering threats and breach of undertaking.

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Source : Media Release

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