UPDATED – Containment Team Called in Cornwall Ontario – Situation – 7:30 AM Saturday June 19

UPDATED – Containment Team Called in Cornwall Ontario – Situation – 7:30 AM Saturday June 19

Cornwall ON – Reports have been confirmed that the Containment Team has been called to the  East End of Cornwall (St. Felix between 3rd and 4th)) and that residents are being asked to stay indoors.    We’re getting reports of a hostage situation and will update you as reports become live.

If you have any information, photos or video please email us at info@cornwallfreenews.com or via our hotline 613.361.1755

UPDATE

Police are now reporting at 1:01 AM that this was not a hostage taking and that the situation has now been resolved and that residents should be allowed to return to their homes.   Details will be briefed and released in the morning and we’ll update this further as news unfolds.

UPDATE

7:15 AM and we’re still awaiting official word from Cornwall City Police.  As soon as we get an official response we’ll relay it to the public.

FINAL UPDATE

I spoke with police this morning and was given the official update.   The Containment team was called to an incident on St. Felix.  No gunshots.  No victims or injuries were reported.   One person was detained and released.

If we receive more information we’ll release it as it comes in and if you have any photos or details of last night or any incident you can email them into info@cornwallfreenews.com or call our hotline at 613.361.1755

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17 Comments on "UPDATED – Containment Team Called in Cornwall Ontario – Situation – 7:30 AM Saturday June 19"

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Ryan Lalonde
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Personally I think this is stupid. There’s no coverage on what this exactly was. I received a phone call telling me that I should go in my basement and stay indoors. The police need to release more information than this. We can’t be left in the dark here.

Jennifer Bankley
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I agree with Ryan!! This put fear into my whole family! I am a mother of three under the age of 4yrs old and had to bring all the children at 10 pm in the basement…We were scared and stayed in the basement for the night because we thought the worst!! My goodness, a few more facts would help!!!
Then when trying find out what happened and if the problem was resolved….no answer! To release an automated system with few details and those kids of instructions and no follow up until late morning??!!! I think we could do better than that!!

Stan
Member
It’s a police thing the silence. It’s as though they think we can’t be trusted knowing what the problem really is nor the gravity of the situation. I wonder how many people took their families into the basement and Dad/Mom sat there with a gun in their hand not knowing what to expect. Imagine some noise “upstairs” and then at the top of the stairs. BAM! BAM! Blast away Dad/Mom! Bang, bang, bang the noise comes down the stairs like someone falling and we see the dog laying there all crumpled up…….dead! Way to go police, you never divulged anything!… Read more »
Concerned Citizen
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Well once again in Cornwall a tragedy happening and nowhere is aware of it, nothing unusual about that is there??? The Cornwall Police seem to hide to much about many situations that happen around the City which i think is very ridiculous, maybe Cornwall would be alot safer to live in if they would release the bads that happen in the surrounding area but no it’s always hush hush so nobody knows whats going on in Cornwall but yet how do we protect ourselves from such things if we never get a true outcome on whats happening in our own… Read more »
Dose of Reality
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I think you folks need to take a step back and realize that telling people too much is probably worse. Not only are you going to attract hundreds of ‘looky loos’ and other people who just want to have a peak at what’s going on, but you take the risk of instilling panic. Use some sense, and think perhaps that there may be a reason these residents were not informed of the details. Perhaps even consider that there wasn’t adequate information at the time of the call and that they wanted to play it safe for YOUR safety.
Voice of Reason
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Just be happy you were warned in the first place. How much would you all be complaining right now had you heard nothing at all from the police and something horrible happened to you or a family member while you were sleeping in your beds, totally unawares.

I understand you can never please everyone, but come on people…use some common sense on this one. Quit whining about what you didn’t know and be thankful for what you did find out.

Shannon
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I received a call Friday, June the 18th just before 11pm from my mother who was scared out of her wits, saying she received a call from the police shortly after 10pm telling her to get to her basement and stay there until they called her back. Not knowing at first what to make of it, and since she doesn’t have a basement she called the police back. The woman on the phone asked for her address and confirmed she was “VERY CLOSE” to a situation that police were negotiating. The woman then told her since she doesn’t have a… Read more »
Jennifer Bankley
Guest

well said Shannon ! With you 1000% on that one!!!

Grimalot
Guest

Those police should have personally gone door to door to tell the residents that all was ok as soon as the issue was resolved. Instead yet again, people rely on impersonal electronics to handle it for them and that is where I see the issue happened here.

Automated caller over 12 hours after the incident is not enough!

Grimalot
Guest

I don’t think it would cost anything any different. Since they are already there to begin with. It’s just common courtesy. Get half the neighborhood all riled up and then send out an all clear 12+ hours later is unacceptable in my mind.

I agree with you in any case that better notification was required, instead of people cowering all night thinking a nuke is gonna go off…

Stan
Member

Well my phaser is not set on “stun”

Dose of Reality
Guest
@ Grimalot – I think you REALLY need to take a step back. Do you honestly think going door to door while being asked questions by each and everyone at each door would be any better. Not to mention the fact that somebody dressed in dark clothing would be knocking at the door in the middle of the night. You talk about a phone call scaring people, think about somebody with a gun coming to the door scaring the hell out of everybody. You then have to consider that it would have taken many hours to do this, all the… Read more »
Stan
Member

Dose of Reality needs a good dose of reality!

Grimalot
Guest

Regardless of what they did or didn’t do, they should have done it much earlier. That is the point. If not door to door, then something as soon as the situation was over. The story about the grandma above being scared all night is proof of that need.

You may not deem it necessary DoR, but that is just you. I don’t need to take a step back. People need to do their jobs properly, that is the issue at hand here.

REALITY
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Well i definitely believe that going door to door as grimalot would have liked is quite unpractical as dose as said, not that it matters to the taxpayer because in troubled situations like this the public must be warned, but it just simply wouldnt have cut it to go door to door, the people wouldnt have been warned in time. although phoning the public wasnt necessarily practical either, you see theres flaws to that… people move, therefore some people that dont even live in the troubled neighborhood were phoned, and newcomers to the neighborhood werent. and i for example live… Read more »
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