Barricaded persons in custody after incident involving firearm in Midland

Two people, who barricaded themselves in an apartment, were arrested in Midland Friday after an incident involving a firearm.

Around 2:30 p.m., Southern Georgian Bay OPP say they received reports of a dispute outdoors in the area of Bay Street and Second Avenue.

“On arrival, officers learned that a male involved in the dispute was observed carrying a firearm before leaving the area in a vehicle,” police wrote in a release.

Later, OPP say an investigation led them to a residential complex on William Street where the man and a woman barricaded themselves.

“The area was secured and residents in the vicinity were advised to evacuate or take shelter in place for public safety while officers continued the investigation,” police continued.

“OPP Central Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), the Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP Central Region canine unit (K9) and the Crisis Negotiator were deployed to assist members of the OPP Southern Georgian Bay Detachment.”

Officers say after several hours, the woman exited the complex and was taken into custody.

“Later in the evening, the male suspect was taken into custody and then taken to the hospital for minor injuries in relation to the arrest involving K9,” police stated.

The man awaits charges.

OPP say the area around William Street is cleared.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If want to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

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