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Charges laid after October 22, 2020 standoff

A 28-year old Fredericton man has been charged in connection with a hours long barricaded persons call that occurred on Gregg Court on October 22, 2020.

After thorough investigation and follow-up with witnesses, Kyle Anthony Kennedy appeared before a judge this afternoon, and has been charged with the following:

  • Pointing a firearm S.87(1) CCC
  • Uttering threats S.264.1(1)(a) CCC
  • 2 x Forcible confinement S.279(2)(a) 
  • Assault with a weapon S.267(a) CCC
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized S.92(1) CCC
  • Breach of Probation S.733.1(1)(a) CCC
  • Breach of a Firearms Prohibition Order S. 117.01(1) CCC

At approximately 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020, several members of the Fredericton Police Force attended a two-unit residence on Gregg Court regarding a report of a person with a firearm. 

The immediate area was in lockdown for most of the day, including universities and schools.

Fredericton Police Crisis Negotiators were able to maintain communication with the barricaded individual for several hours, and at approximately 3:30 p.m., the male exited the residence and was taken into police custody without incident. Police located two long guns and a bulletproof vest during a search of the residence.

Anyone with information about the ongoing investigation to contact us directly by calling 460-2300, or emailing Det. Matt LeBlanc at, or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

Mr. Kennedy will appear in court again on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. 

File reference: 20-22162