CORNWALL – A standoff that lasted most of the day Friday in north-end Cornwall has ended with police entering the home – but nobody was inside.
Officers with the tactical unit, the Cornwall Emergency Response Team (CERT), had surrounded the single-storey bungalow at 14 Cariere Avenue for most of the day.
It was believed a man – Fritzner Moise – was in the home, based on information the police received during an investigation of a separate incident.
Moise is wanted by Montreal police for attempted murder.
He is no stranger to Cornwall police. He was arrested in October 2013 by Montreal police on a warrant for failing to attend court in Cornwall in 2012.
A section of Cariere from Pitt Street to Leger Avenue was cordoned off and Eamer’s Corners Public School was in “hold and secure” as a precaution.
In a “hold and secure”, the doors to the outside are locked but students can move freely from classroom to classroom.
Police entered the house around 2:15 p.m., shortly after officers tossed in one, possibly two, distraction devices.
They were inside the home for roughly 20 minutes before disbanding.
Const. Dan Cloutier told Cornwall Newswatch nobody was located inside the home.
Moise is apparently still at large.