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Standoff on Yonge Street ends with arrest of two men

A standoff on a busy Toronto street between police and a man believed to have a gun in his car ended after two hours Tuesday morning.

Police pulled over a black Nissan Altima on Yonge Street at Gerrard Street around 7 a.m. after a woman reported spotting a firearm inside.

A male passenger surrendered, but the driver refused to leave the car. Police, including emergency task force officers, surrounded the vehicle and closed the area to all traffic.

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After two hours, the driver finally got out of the car and was arrested without incident. The passenger was also arrested.

Constable Tony Vella said police did not find a gun inside the car. He said officers are searching the street in case a weapon was ditched.

No one was injured.

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