Tense times in Belle River after gun call

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The Ontario Provincial Police are investigating a gun call in Belle River.

Police said a man surrendered about an hour after an incident involving a firearm in the area of St. Charles Street and St. John Street in Belle River on Tuesday at approximately 7:30 a.m.

“OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) members and uniformed patrol officers closed off the area for approximately one hour until a man inside a residence surrendered without incident and was taken into custody,” said the OPP in a news release.

The area has been cleared. Police added, “there were no public safety concerns.”

The investigation continues and police said more information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.