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Man arrested in Finlayson Arm Road break-in that brought heavy police presence

West Shore RCMP asked nearby residents to stay inside their homes.
Police blocked traffic at Finlayson Arm and Millstream roads on Thursday. MACKENZIE READ, CHEK NEWS

A 20-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon after being found inside a Finlayson Arm Road residence by a resident returning home.

West Shore RCMP asked the public to stay away from the area of Finlayson Arm Road and Millstream Road after being alerted just before 1 p.m. to what they were told was a break-and-enter in progress, because they believed someone inside the home could be in possession of a firearm.

The man was arrested at 4:40 p.m. with the assistance of a police negotiator, and a firearm was located.

The suspect is known to police and remains in custody pending a Friday court appearance.

There was a heavy police presence during the incident, including the RCMP Emergency Response Team and a police dog. Finlayson Arm Road was closed and nearby residents were asked to stay inside their homes.