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Charges Laid In Dec 5 Standoff

Lambton OPP are now reporting on charges laid in connection with a seven hour standoff with a barricaded man back on December 5 in St. Clair Township.

Police responded to a reported domestic dispute after 8pm at a residence in the 2800 block of McCallum Rd.

The OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, the Emergency Response Team and the Canine Unit were dispatched and a male suspect was eventually apprehended without incident.

Police now say a 49-year-old St. Clair Township man faces charges including overcoming resistance by attempting to choke or strangle another person, assault with a weapon, mischief, and assault causing bodily harm.

The accused was held for a bail hearing and later released on his own recognizance.