01/13/2015 11:42 EST | Updated 03/15/2015 05:59 EDT

Man barricades himself in home in Côte-des-Neiges, with hostages

A man in his 40s barricaded himself, and two members of his family, inside an apartment in Côte-des-Neiges late Tuesday evening.

Montreal police arrived on Lavoie Street shortly after receiving a call after 8 p.m. about a man in distress.

As police negotiators tried to establish contact with the man, nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Police closed off Lavoie Street between Côte-Sainte-Catherine and St-Kevin Ave. 

Dupuis Avenue was also closed between Légaré Street and Victoria Avenue.