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OPP ask some Manitoulin Island residents to shelter in place (update)

Incident is under investigation in Billings Township
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A barricaded person incident in Billings Township has ended safely with no injuries.

Members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a domestic dispute at approximately 4:07 a.m. earlier today on Main Street in Billings Township. A shelter in place of safety advisory was implemented.

Assisting with this occurrence were OPP Crime Unit members from the Manitoulin Detachment, an OPP Emergency Response Team, an OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit, an OPP Canine Unit, OPP Negotiators, an OPP Remotely Piloted Aerial System and an OPP Critical Incident Commander.

The identity of the accused will not be released in order to protect the identity of the victim. This investigation is continuing.

Further updates will be provided once available.

Thank-you to the public for adhering to the shelter in place of safety. Main Street has been re-opened.

Original 10 a.m. release:
BILLINGS TOWNSHIP - Members from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating an occurrence on Main Street, Billings Township.

The OPP is requesting that members of the general public stay away from the area. If you are already in the area, then shelter in a place of safety until further notice.

Monitor local media for further updates as they become available.