Over 10 RCMP vehicles were present in the 5200-block of Washer Road in Union Bay Monday evening in response to a man in a residence in possession of firearms. Photo courtesy of CTV Vancouver Island

Over 10 RCMP vehicles were present in the 5200-block of Washer Road in Union Bay Monday evening in response to a man in a residence in possession of firearms. Photo courtesy of CTV Vancouver Island

Union Bay police standoff ends peacefully

A police standoff in Union Bay was resolved peacefully Monday evening.

According to Comox Valley RCMP, at approximately 5:50 p.m. on Monday, the Comox Valley RCMP were called to a residence on the 5200-block of Washer Road in Union Bay.

RCMP say a man inside the residence was in possession of firearms and there was indication that he could try to harm himself or others.

The Emergency Response Team was called to assist and a perimeter was established around the scene. At around 7:30 p.m., the man surrendered to police without incident.