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POLICE arrested two suspects in a takedown on Selkirk Avenue Sunday in full view of neighbours enjoying the spring day.
The episode shut down traffic for about an hour on the busy North End street.
A man and a woman inside a rooming house in the 700 block of Selkirk surrendered to police. No shots were fired.
A heavy police presence arrived on the scene, just before noon, after reports residents heard gunshots from the block.
Officers blocked traffic between McGregor and Parr streets.
What followed was a long wait, with area residents watching police take up their positions in front and behind the two-storey home at 707 Selkirk Ave.
One officer parked his cruiser directly in front of the home and stood with a handgun trained on the front door. A squad of five or six officers walked in single file behind an armoured shield, one officer holding a battering ram.
One officer with a loudspeaker ordered the occupants to come out of the house with their hands raised.
Minutes later, a man and woman exited the home. The pair was handcuffed and patted down.
The street was reopened to traffic soon after. There was no word of charges Sunday.