St. Thomas police arrest man after 14-hour standoff
Police say a standoff in St. Thomas has ended peacefully around 14 hours after negotiations with the suspect began.
The 31-year-old man was taken into custody shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday after surrendering to police.
The series of events actually began around 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon when a 30-year-old St. Thomas woman went to the police station.
She reported being assaulted by her common-law partner on numerous occasions over the last two months, suffering minor injuries.
An investigation found grounds to charge him with three counts of assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of uttering threats and two counts of breach of probation.
When the woman returned to her residence around 7:20 p.m. she found him inside and contacted police.
The male then barricaded himself inside the home. St. Thomas Police Service negotiators spoke with the suspect until his surrender.