Police in Newfoundland defuse armed standoff

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AVONDALE, N.L. — A psychiatric assessment has been ordered for an eastern Newfoundland man involved in an alleged armed standoff on the weekend.

RCMP say they received a call for help Sunday afternoon from the Avondale area.

Police were told a 30-year-old man has pointed a gun at another person, then barricaded himself inside a home.

The man surrendered to police after about an hour.

He’s facing charges of possession of a firearm, assault and uttering threats.

Organizations: RCMP, Avondale

Geographic location: Newfoundland

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