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A police incident in Cumberland ended peacefully early Sunday morning with the arrest of a 43-year-old Comox Valley man.

At 7 a.m. on August 7th, officers responded to a residence in Cumberland following a report of an assault. 

Upon arrival, the man in the residence indicated to officers that he was in possession of weapons, possibly firearms, and refused to exit or surrender. 

The Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team, along with specially trained crisis negotiators, responded, working with the man for several hours 

Finally, he came outside and was promptly arrested. 

“We would like to thank the residents of Cumberland for their patience and understanding as this situation unfolded, especially those directly impacted,” said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP. 

“We’d also like to thank the citizens who dropped off water and snacks for our officers at the scene.”

The 43-year old Comox Valley man remains in police custody and faces a number of potential criminal charges connected to the incident.

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