OPP Police Press Releases South Huron

Exeter Evacuation & Massive Response Unfounded #OOPS #WantedOvertime

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Multiple Huron County OPP officers attended an address in Exeter, South Huron, in relation to an incident.

On March 15, 2024, at 11:28 a.m., members of the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Huron County OPP Crime Unit, Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP Canine, OPP Crisis Negotiators and OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), were dispatched to an address on Main Street South in Exeter, South Huron, for the report of a possible hostage situation.

Main Street South between John Street and James Street were shut down and area residences and businesses were evacuated for public safety.

With the assistance of the South Huron Fire Department, the South Huron Recreation Centre was opened up to accommodate the displaced individuals.

Five individuals from within the apartment exited without issue.

The situation was unfounded, no charges have been laid and all resources have cleared.

The OPP can be reached anytime, anywhere in the Province of Ontario at 1-888-310-1122. 

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.