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Baker Lake man arrested after barricading himself in home with gun

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A man in Baker Lake, Nunavut, was arrested at around 2 p.m. Friday after barricading himself in a home with a firearm. © CBC A man in Baker Lake, Nunavut, was arrested at around 2 p.m. Friday after barricading himself in a home with a firearm.

RCMP in Baker Lake, Nunavut, say everybody is safe after a man barricaded himself in a home with a firearm early Friday morning.

"Despite rumours, there were no hostages taken nor was the public in danger," states a news release from the police.

According to the release, Baker Lake members worked with the RCMP's Critical Incident Team to resolve the situation. The man was arrested at around 2 p.m.

Staff Sgt. Stephen Bergerman thanked the residents of Baker Lake for their patience during the incident.

It's not clear if charges will be laid. The investigation is ongoing.

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