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(Earl Noble / NTV News)

A 57-year-old man has been charged with armed robbery and assault with a weapon following an incident in Pleasantville last evening.

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. several officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to the Royal Canadian Legion on The Boulevard. At that time several people were observed pointing officers in the direction of the Virginia River walking trail.

(Earl Noble / NTV News)

Immediately a containment area was set up, with officers driving the neighbouring streets while sounding their sirens. Police Dog Services arrived on scene a short time later and began searching the nearby walking trail.

RNC Constable Bill Kennedy and Police Service Dog Gunner respond to an incident at the Royal Canadian Legion on The Boulevard. (Earl Noble / NTV News)

With the help of RNC Constable Bill Kennedy and PSD Gunner the suspect was located nearby and taken into custody.  He was charged with armed robbery and assault with a weapon.

An RNC officer speaks to a suspect following an incident at the Royal Canadian Legion (Earl Noble / NTV News)
An RNC officer speaks to a witness following an incident at the Royal Canadian Legion on The Boulevard. (Earl Noble / NTV News)