Fredericton Police lay 7 charges against man arrested Thursday

    Archived photo of Fredericton City Police at a standoff during the 2020-2021 academic year at St. Thomas University. (Aaron Sousa/AQ)

    The Fredericton Police Force charged a man, 28, with multiple charges after a standoff near St. Thomas University. 

    In a press release from the Fredericton Police Force, Kyle Anthony Kennedy appeared before a judge Friday afternoon. Police said charges include pointing a firearm, uttering threats, possession and assault with a firearm. He was also charged with two counts of forcible confinement, breach of probation and breach of a firearms prohibition order.

    He is expected to appear in court again on Oct. 27. 

    The charges come after an eight-hour standoff with police on Oct. 22, which forced the College Hill area to stay in lockdown for most of the day. Police said crisis negotiators maintained contact with Kennedy and was taken into custody shortly before 3:30 p.m. 

    An investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Matt LeBlanc with the Fredericton Police Force or Crimestoppers.