Suspect in custody after lengthy standoff with police

Windsor Police Service News Update
October 11, 2023
Case #: 23-118710
Suspect in custody after lengthy standoff with police

The Windsor Police Service has arrested a suspect following a six-hour standoff.

At 12:30 p.m. today, members of the Repeat Offenders Police Enforcement (ROPE) Unit attempted to execute an arrest warrant on a suspect located at a residence in the 1300 block of Francois Road. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect retreated into the house, where he barricaded himself with a weapon. 

At approximately 2 p.m., members of the Emergency Services Unit (ESU), crisis negotiators, and Windsor Police K-9 arrived on scene and contained the area. 

At approximately 7:30 p.m., following a lengthy standoff, the suspect was taken into custody without incident. 

No one was physically injured during the incident.

A 41-year-old man from Windsor was arrested on the strength of a warrant for threats, forcible confinement, assault, and theft under $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830. They can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call Victim Services Windsor Essex County at 519-723-2711 or the Victim Assistance Unit at Windsor Police at 519-255-6700, ext. 4879.

For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

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