Mounties have arrested a man after a six-hour standoff on Wednesday (Oct. 19) afternoon. 

Police say they were initially called to Kingsway Estates in Beaver County just before noon after receiving reports of a man shooting a gun.

Strathcona County RCMP arrived to assist; a shelter in place order was placed, and nearby homes were evacuated to contain the area. 

The Alberta RCMP Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Service, and Edmonton Police Service Air One were also on the scene. 

After a stand-off, police eventually arrested a 44-year-old man at about 5 p.m. 

The shelter in place order was lifted about an hour later. 

Mounties searched the property and found a gun. 

The incident is still under investigation and the identity of the man has not been released.