York Regional Police say a suspect who allegedly shot at an officer on Friday was taken into custody after a nearly 12-hour standoff at a home in Richmond Hill.
No details about the suspect have been released.
No injuries after shots were fired at a York Regional Police Officer.
The gunplay happened during a traffic stop at a gas station around 10:30 a.m. in the area of Bayview and Major Mackenzie.
York Regional Police confirm the officer returned fire but the suspect fled the area and barricaded himself inside a nearby home.
Constable Laura Nicolle says they don’t believe there are any hostages.
RICHMOND HILL SHOOTING: there were no injuries to any members of the public or to the officer involved. It is unknown if the suspect has been injured. We have Emergency Response Unit officers containing the scene and negotiators attempting to get the suspect safely into custody— York Regional Police (@YRP) December 27, 2019
“It is quite shocking that someone would pull out a firearm and begin shooting in a busy crowded area in the middle of the day,” Nicolle says.
Police think the suspect used a handgun.
Negotiators are trying to convince the suspect to leave the home.
There are numerous road closures in the area.
Nicolle says it’s very fortunate no one was hurt.
The incident is also being probed by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.