Armed man eludes police near Stewiacke

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STEWIACKE, N.S. - An armed man who was holed up in a home in central Nova Scotia for more than a day has apparently eluded police.
The 44-year-old man came out of the house in Lanesville early today and was shouting incoherently and holding a handgun but went back inside.
RCMP Sgt. Al Affleck told CTV he somehow later escaped.
There were about 40 police officers, negotiators and technical specialists outside the home at the time.
The standoff began Monday after police got a call from a local woman who told them someone had shot at her husband's vehicle as he drove down the Jameson Road.
Police say several shots have been fired from the home since they first tried to establish communications, but the man refused to negotiate.

While this is the first complaint to the Colchester County RCMP against the individual, Affleck said he is known to police in other parts of Nova Scotia.

Organizations: Colchester County RCMP

Geographic location: Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Lanesville Jameson Road

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