The sight of these RCMP vehicles and other police cars caused a furor among Auchinachie and Drombeg Road residents as Mounties dealt with a man who had barricaded himself in a house. (Submitted)

The sight of these RCMP vehicles and other police cars caused a furor among Auchinachie and Drombeg Road residents as Mounties dealt with a man who had barricaded himself in a house. (Submitted)

Police defuse situation after man barricades himself in Duncan house

The sight of an armoured RCMP vehicle had neighbours worried

It took a significant police presence and several hours before roads were opened up in the Auchinachie Road area of North Cowichan Wednesday night, April 25, after a man barricaded himself in a residence.

Neighbours became worried when a large number of police and an armoured vehicle showed up but RCMP spokesperson, Cpl. Tammy Douglas, said Thursday that the incident looked worse than it was.

She was part of the onsite team.

“I’m a negotiator so I was there,” she said.

“He was barricaded inside a residence. We got out of there about 10:30 last night. We responded to a call of a male that was barricaded in a residence and after several hours and a large police presence he was arrested without incident.”

The file is still being investigated, she said, adding that she is working with the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment to decide if more information will be released.

There was considerable speculation and discussion, from a distance, on Facebook Wednesday night.