Brief standoff in the north end

Police took a 50 year old man into custody early this morning after a knife incident on Duffus Street.

Officers arrived on scene and found a 50 year old man with a knife challenging them to shoot him Then he ran into a house. They learned that just before they arrived a female roommate had been threatened.

Emergency Response officers talked the man into giving up peacefully a short time later. He’ll be in court today on uttering threats and weapons charges.