Negotiating with Armed Male ends successfully

Negotiating with Armed Male ends successfully
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Staff Sergeant Jeff Dunham

Staff Sergeant Jeff Dunham

Jeff Dunham is a Staff Sergeant with Halton Regional Police Services. He works in the Oakville Uniform Division located in Division 2. Division 2 is Oakville's primary police station.

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On Tuesday evening at approximately 10:55 pm, the Halton Regional Police found themselves negotiating with an armed man in a private residence.

The police were called to a residence on Tansley Drive, in Oakville on December 11th, 2018 by an occupant inside the house. The occupant was reporting a male party inside the house was despondent and harming himself with a knife.

Tansley Drive runs directly behind South Oakville Centre (Hopedale Mall) from 3rd Line to Warminster Drive.

Upon arriving at the residence police began negotiating with the male, along with taking steps to ensure the safety of the other residents inside.

The man’s behaviour escalated. He refused police requests to disarm himself. He threatened officers and asked police to end his life.

The Halton Regional Police Service Tactical Unit and a Tactical Commander attended the scene in addition to Police Negotiators, Canine Units and Halton Paramedics.

Police continued to communicate with the distressed male and police were able to safely evacuate the other residents including 3 school aged children from the residence.

Negotiations continued with the 37 year old male for over 2 hours before police were able to safely take the male into custody for weapons related charges.

Police request motorists and pedestrians avoid the area. Police will provide an update when the investigation has completed.

Contact Crime Stoppers “See something, Hear something, Say something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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