Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating a standoff with a man that held up traffic on one of the busiest streets in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality for close to two hours on Saturday.
Everything started sometime between 4-4:30 p.m. Cape Breton Regional Police were on the scene at an address on Grand Lake Road, negotiating with a man who had locked himself in after a dispute with a family member.
Grand Lake Road was immediately closed to traffic in a section of the road in the Reeves Street area.
There were barricades blocking off that section of Grand Lake Road and at least six or seven marked police vehicles inside the barricade. Additional officers were on both sides of the barricades rerouting traffic. The major area of traffic congestion seemed to be on Reeves Street.
Police tweeted out an advisory asking motorists to use alternate routes, to keep the area clear for officers.
Several businesses in that immediate area were not accessible and temporarily closed.
CBRPS officials said at about 5:30 p.m. a man was taken into police custody without incident. Grand Lake Road was reopened to traffic.
Police say they can’t release any additional details at this time as the investigation is continuing.