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Armed standoff in Bowness ends peacefully
Published Friday, December 7, 2012 6:05AM MST
Last Updated Friday, December 7, 2012 10:27AM MST
A armed man who was holed up inside his vehicle for over four hours in the northwest Calgary neighbourhood of Bowness has peacefully surrendered to police.
Police say that the man turned himself over into their custody shortly after 6:30 a.m.
Traffic in the immediate area of 7500 block of 34 Ave. N.W. is now reopened now that the situation has been resolved.
All traffic in the area was shut down for the duration of the standoff with police.
Police say the initial call came in at just after 2 a.m. from a man who was concerned about his roommate.
When police arrived, they found the roommate in the alley in his car with a gun.
They confirm that several shots where fired into the air.
Police say they found the situation to be of high concern.
"That kind of state is always a concern for us, if he's suicidal or if he's wanting to injure others. We want to make sure that doesn't happen so that's why we bring out all these resources to help bring a resolution to this," says Duty Staff Sergeant John McCarthy.
As a result of the peaceful resolution of the standoff, parent-teacher interviews scheduled at Our Lady of Assumption School will go ahead as planned.