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Update: Police close Marshall Ave., surround house

A police spokesman says the incident was resolved peacefully

Update 12:55 p.m.

You'll have to read between the lines on this one. 

Special Cst. John Schultz says "This is the type of occurrence we don’t release information on. Traffic was rerouted for a short period of time at Marshall Avenue by Summit to ensure safety. There were no injuries."

Police will often use this type of language if there is a possibility of suicide, however, in this case, a police source said the house was empty. SWAT teams are often deployed when police believe a weapon is involved.

BayToday was at the scene.


Original story:

North Bay police closed a busy Marshall Ave. early this morning and brought out the SWAT team in what police say was a potential major incident but turned out to be a false alarm to an empty house.

It happened around 7:30 at the intersection of Marshall and Prince Edwards Drive, just past Silver Birches School.

Not many details so far, but police say a news release will be issued later this morning.

A police spokesman says the incident was resolved peacefully.

All roads reopened at 8 a.m.

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