LONDON, ONT. -- A heavy police presence in Woodstock has cleared after the public was told to avoid the area for several hours.

Just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening, Woodstock Police asked the public to avoid the area of Main Street, near Douglas Street in Woodstock.

Police say they were responding to a report of a man causing damage to a residence who was already wanted for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and resisting a Peace Officer.

The 74-year-old Woodstock man was arrested shortly after 1 a.m. and transported to hospital for assessment, though no injuries were reported.

A replica firearm was seized.

He has since been additionally charged with mischief - destroys or damages property.

As of 3 a.m. police said they had cleared the scene without incident.

- With files from CTV's Tammy Heisel