Three arrested after report of hostage situation in Yellowknife

RCMP say a 21-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a collision on Highway 12. (CBC - image credit)

Yellowknife RCMP say they have arrested three people and seized firearms after getting a call that someone was being held hostage at a home on 47 Street Thursday afternoon.

In a news release, RCMP said they closed the street while police and the N.W.T.'s emergency response team dealt with the situation.

No one has been charged yet and no injuries were reported, police said. RCMP are still investigating.

Police also issued a reminder that people should obey officers who are responding.

"Road closures of this nature are intended for the safety of the public and to allow the officers room to safely respond to the complaint," they wrote, adding road closures are for public safety even if they are inconvenient.