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Police standoff reported in Sutton

Update: The increased police presence in the Dalton Road and Woodriver Bend area was related to an assault investigation, according to York Regional Police. The area has now been cleared, police say, but the search for the suspect continues.

Police are reportedly at the scene of a standoff at a motel in Sutton Sunday (Aug. 30).

While no details have been formally released by the York Regional Police, residents in the Dalton Road area have reported a large presence in the area.

According to witnesses, officers from the emergency response and canine units are at the scene.

“From what other people here have said, there’s a man in one of the rooms since 7:30 a.m. and is refusing to come out,” said one of the bystanders.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.

Photo courtesy of Jenn Boileau.

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