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Roads closed after man barricades himself in Hamilton home overnight

Last Updated Dec 14, 2017 at 10:17 am EDT

A Hamilton police cruiser is seen in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

HAMILTON – Police say they are trying to negotiate with a man who barricaded himself inside a home in central Hamilton.

Hamilton police say officers were sent to the area of Robert Street and East Avenue North just after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

They say there is an increased police presence in the area Thursday because of “information obtained during the investigation,” but did not give further details.

Police say there is currently no threat to public safety, but are asking people to avoid the area.

They say officers are communicating with the man and tactical units are on scene.

East Avenue North is closed from Robert Street to Barton Street East.