Six Nations police investigating confrontation over drugs

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A Six Nations school will remain closed while police investigate a nearby home residents claim is a hub for illegal drug activity.

On Sunday, March 4, community members attended a residence on Cayuga Road to show their concern over alleged criminal drug activity.

Three armed men confronted the concerned neighbours as they approached the house. No shots were fired, but the community members immediately retreated to the road and called the police.

When police officers arrived at the scene, members of the community were able to provide photos and videos of what had transpired. Members of the group said they would remain in the area to ensure the police took action.

Police maintained a presence near the property. The patriarch of the family at the residence was identified as Brett Elgin Elliott, 49. Elliott is known to police and is currently wanted on charges of possession of a firearm, assault with intent to resist arrest, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, firearm in a motor vehicle, flight from police and possession of stolen property. Elliott is considered violent and anti-police.

While police continue to investigate the situation, traffic in the area has been restricted to local residents.

As a precautionary measure, a public school near the residence has been closed for the remainder of the week.

The Six Nations Police Service has requested the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police in the investigation.

Police say residents in the area are not at risk.

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