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Windsor, Ont. Police Say Man Armed With Long Gun Has Been Arrested

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WINDSOR, Ont. — A manhunt for a camouflaged gunman that had a Windsor, Ont., neighbourhood on lockdown came to an end Wednesday morning as police arrested a 29-year-old suspect.

Officers tracked a suspect to a building on Pillette Road around 7:30 a.m., roughly seven hours after the search began, police said.

They evacuated the building before attempting to make contact with the man, who then walked out of the building and was arrested around 9:30 a.m., they said.

Police said the suspect, Richard Wallace, is known to police and now faces weapons-related charges.

Investigators had been seeking a man they said was dressed in camouflage clothing and armed with a long gun after at least one shot was fired at a home overnight.

The search prompted police to warn residents to stay away from the area between Pillette Road, Riverside Drive and South National Street, just south of the Detroit River.

Residents in the area were also asked to stay inside and two schools in the area — Brennan Catholic high school and Corpus Christi middle school — were closed.

A stretch of Pillette Road was closed to traffic as officers and police dogs searched the area.

Police spokesman Const. Andrew Drouillard said officers were called to a home around 12:30 a.m. on reports that shots had been heard. The caller also reported seeing a bullet hole in her neighbour's house, he said.

They were then told one suspect was believed to be in the area of Pillette Road and Wyandotte Street East, he said.

Officers who arrived in that area heard more gunshots and stopped a vehicle that was attempting to flee around 2:30 a.m., Drouillard said.

Two people who were in the vehicle were arrested, he said. Police later said a 27-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were charged with possession of stolen property. Their names have not been released.

Drouillard said no injuries have been reported.