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Vancouver assault suspect arrested after 7-hour police standoff

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 13, 2015 11:40 pm

One man has been arrested and is facing charges after a long seven-hour standoff with the Vancouver Police on Tuesday.

According to police, at approximately 11:30 a.m. officers responded to a report of an assault at an apartment building in the 800 block of East 6th Avenue near the False Creek Flats.

Upon arriving at the scene, the officers found a 47-year-old man with minor injuries to his face and he was taken to hospital by paramedics.

A 36-year-old male suspect allegedly assaulted the man, who was apparently the victim’s roommate according to police. The suspect barricaded himself inside the apartment unit and refused police demands that he exit and surrender himself.

Negotiations with the suspect failed and the standoff continued for seven hours. Police were eventually forced to obtain a warrant in order to enter the unit and arrest the suspect.

Police entered the unit at around 7:30 p.m., but the man still failed to comply with the orders of the officers.

The suspect was ultimately arrested with the help of a police dog and is now facing charges for the alleged assault.


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DH Vancouver Staff
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