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Explosive materials recovered from Pakenham residence after barricaded man taken into custody

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Lanark OPP report that they are continuing an investigation in Mississippi Mills after a barricaded person threatened to harm himself and two others at a residence near Pakenham.

On March 15, at about 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a home on the Fourth Concession of Pakenham; police say an individual contacted the OPP Communications Centre after making threats to harm himself and two other people in the residence.

The other individuals were able to leave the residence unharmed.

OPP Crisis Negotiators, the Tactics and Rescue Unit, Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit and other officers were called in to assist.

The individual surrendered to officers Saturday morning without further incident and was taken into custody.

Members of the OPP Explosive Disposal Unit did recover stolen explosive materials from the property, police say in a media release.

Police say there was no danger to the general public at any time during this incident.

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