A 58-year-old Surrey man has was arrested Monday morning after an overnight armed standoff with police.
The incident began just before 6 pm on Sunday, when Surrey RCMP were called to the 2200 block of 174th Street for what they said was “an unrelated matter.”
It was then that one of the officers recognised one of the men in the area as being wanted on an outstanding warrant.
Police said that when officers approached the home where the man was inside, he refused to come out.
Officers also saw what they believed to be a handgun in the man’s possession, which resulted in more police being called to the area.
After a standoff with police that lasted throughout the night, the situation was brought to a close with the arrest of the man at 7:35 am on Monday morning.
No one was injured in the incident.
The man, who police said is known to them, is wanted for a number of alleged offences, including one count of Committing an Offence of Carry/Use/Threaten to use a weapon, two counts of Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, one count of Mischief $5000 or Under and one count of Uttering Threats to Kill, Poison or Injure a Person’s Animal or Bird.
“The safety of the public and those involved is always the top priority,” said RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “Roads were closed in the area and a police negotiator was used.
Schumann added that police “would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation during this incident.”