Armed man arrested, transported to hospital: NS RCMP

RCMP say a man who was armed and in distress in the woods of Digby County in Nova Scotia for several hours has been arrested.

Police responded to a wooded area on Double Lake Road near Civic Street 292 on Friday morning.

Police said they secured the area and spent hours communicating with the man.

Police said there was “no immediate threat” to the public, but were asking people in the area to shelter in place as a precaution.

Police provided an update at 4.13pm saying the man had been safely arrested and would be taken to hospital.

They did not say whether the man would face charges in connection with the incident.

No other details were disclosed.