This is a weird town.
Example: today in Ottawa two gentlemen, it seemingly is always men who do this, barricaded themselves in two different houses.
Let me clarify. One man barricade himself in an apartment in The Glebe, a poncy neighbourhood a couple of clicks south of Parliament Hill. The other happened in the deep suburb of Barrhaven.
They were by themselves.
What they did was take themselves hostage.
Not that that is weird.