Guelph police have taken one man into custody after he barricaded himself inside a housing unit on Yarmouth Street Thursday morning.
Officers were called to the home at around 5 a.m. for a noise complaint, which turned out to be a domestic dispute, according to a police spokesperson.
A woman had fled the home and was taken to hospital for minor injuries.
When police arrived on scene the man pulled out a knife and fled into the home, triggering a lengthy standoff with officers.
The emergency command unit was set up near the home and police negotiators along with the tactical team were on scene. An ambulance was parked nearby as well.
Officers spent the morning trying to negotiate with the man and just before 12:30 p.m. the man walked out of a back door and was immediately taken into custody.
The 32-year-old Guelph man is facing charges, including assault and choking.
Police had asked residents to avoid the area for their investigation. Traffic was blocked off on Yarmouth Street and police tape prevented pedestrians from getting by, but officers have now cleared the scene.