UPDATE: Man taken into custody following incident in Carleton Place

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One person is in custody following an incident on Lake Avenue East in Carleton Place earlier today (Tuesday, May 7).

Lanark OPP explain that officers responded to a residence on Lake Avenue East, east of Beckwith Street, shortly after noon on Tuesday.

“An individual in crisis was reported to have been seen brandishing a knife,” police say in a media release.

Officers, including the OPP Emergency Response Team, surrounded the home while the Lanark OPP Mobile Crisis Response Team and OPP Crisis Negotiators worked to resolve the situation.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. a male was safely taken into custody.

“Lanark OPP would like to thank local residents who listened to the request to avoid the area while the police operation was underway,” police say in a media release.

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