Hamilton Police Provide More Details on Armed Standoff in Stoney Creek
Hamilton Police have recently disclosed additional information about an alarming armed standoff that took place in Stoney Creek on Tuesday. The incident concluded with the arrest of a 45-year-old man, while a 38-year-old Hamilton resident was also apprehended in connection with the same event.
The incident unfolded on January 9, 2024, shortly after 11:00 a.m., when Hamilton Police responded to a distress call near Mountain Avenue South and Maple Avenue in Stoney Creek. The call reported a sighting of a weapon, prompting an urgent police response.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers were confronted by an individual who aimed a firearm directly at them, forcing the officers to retreat immediately. In an effort to manage the situation, the police established a containment perimeter in the area. This involved closing off nearby roads and advising residents to stay within their homes until the situation was brought under control.
Following the instructions of the police, the occupants of the residence, identified as an adult male and an adult female, exited the premises without incident and were subsequently arrested. The woman was determined to be a victim and was subsequently released.
The 45-year-old male, Sean David Thorburn, now faces multiple charges, including possession of stolen property, forceable confinement, and various weapons offenses. Further investigation revealed that Thorburn is currently wanted by both the Medicine Hat Police Service and RCMP Detachment for unrelated matters.
During the execution of a search warrant at the residence, police discovered a loaded .22 caliber handgun with four rounds in the magazine. Additionally, it was confirmed that the vehicle parked in the driveway, a white Ford F550, had been reported stolen from the Guelph Area. Further search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a stun gun.
Furthermore, the police located and apprehended Justin Mattina, a 38-year-old individual who was believed to have been present in the residence prior to the arrival of the police. Mattina has been charged with three counts of Fail to Comply.
Hamilton Police are urging anyone with information that could aid in the investigation of this incident to contact Detective Sergeant Candace Culp at 905-546-2907. For those who wish to provide information anonymously, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.