GLENHOLME - Colchester RCMP are still trying to make contact with a man barricaded inside a residence here.
© Raissa Tetanish - Truro Daily News
Emergency Health Services is diverting traffic that turned onto Highway 2 from Highway 4 as Colchester RCMP respond to a barricaded man near Little Dyke Road.
The RCMP received a call at about 8:30 Sunday morning that a man was threatening to harm himself. When officers tried to speak to the man, he barricaded himself inside the residence on Highway 2 near Little Dyke Road. He threatened to harm himself or shoot at police.
Cpl. Addie Maccallum said the man, who hasn't been identified by police, has not moved.
"We're still trying to make contact with him," Maccallum said from the scene. "We have a lot of resources here with our specialized units, including our negotiators."
Maccallum also said that neighbours have been evacuated from the area and traffic on Highway 2 from Highway 4 continues to be diverted.