Man arrested following six-hour standoff with police at Lindsay rooming house

35-year-old Alexander LeClair was taken into custody by OPP tactical unit, which seized a replica firearm

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service in Lindsay. (Photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)
The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service in Lindsay. (Photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)

A Lindsay man is in custody and facing charges following a six-hour standoff with police overnight on Saturday (January 8).

On Saturday at 8:01 p.m., Kawartha Lakes police responded to a report of a man pointing a firearm at another resident at a rooming house on Division Street in Lindsay. The resident had left the house and called police.

Police arrived and set up a containment area around the house for public safety. Officers then contacted the man and negotiated with him to leave the house, which he refused to do. The OPP’s Tactical Response Unit arrived to assist local police and took over containment around the house.

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After several hours, police obtained a warrant to enter the residence. At 2:35 a.m., the OPP Tactical Response Unit entered the rooming house and took the man into custody. Officers seized a replica firearm while executing a search warrant.

Alexander LeClair, 35, of Lindsay, is charged with pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, breaching the conditions of release order not to possess any weapons of firearms, and failure to notify change of address.

The accused man was held in custody for a bail hearing.