A youth is in custody after what police are calling a “standoff” on the 700 block of Ski Club Road.

The North Bay Police Service (NBPS) says at about 1:30 pm Thursday officers responded to reports of an assault at a residence.

They say the suspect was reported to be armed with a firearm.

Police restricted access to the area and advised residents to shelter in place.

The NBPS Emergency Response Team and a Crisis Negotiator assisted officers.

Police report that during the incident, one of their members discharged a non-lethal Anti-Riot Weapon Enfield (ARWEN).

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was notified and has invoked its mandate to investigate.

The situation was resolved and police arrested a youth, who is currently charged with:

  • One count of Uttering threats – Cause death or bodily harm
  • One count of Assault
  • One count of Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • One count of Failure to comply with release order

Police say the accused is in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.

NBPS tweeted that the situation was resolved just over an hour after the initial call.