UPDATE: Two arrests in east-end armed robbery and standoff

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    Courtesy for Rey Mena

      Two suspects in their 40s have been arrested after an armed standoff with Montreal police in the city's east end. They are thought to have held up a nearby Pharmaprix.

      Several police cars responded to the incident near the corner of Sherbrooke and Hogan streets and surrounded an apartment building where the suspects were holed up.

      Members of Montreal's SWAT team conducted a door-to-door search of the 30-unit building for the suspects and found them in one of the apartments.

      A police spokesperson stated that the suspects then surrendred to negotiators without incident. He also reported that there were no hostages or injuries.

      A search of the building will commence soon, however the spokesperson was unable to say when residents will be allowed back inside their homes.

      Police would not elaborate on a possible motive for the robbery, however there are rumours that the suspects were after medication and not money.


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