Delta man leaps between balconies after being threatened at gunpoint

Oct 24 2018, 5:33 pm

Earlier this week, a Delta man was threatened at gunpoint and forced to jump between two balconies in order to escape.

The incident took place on Monday, October 22 just after 5:30 pm. According to the Delta Police Department (DPD), they received reports that a gun had been pulled at a social gathering at the Delta Rise.

“A man had been threatened with a gun and fearing for his life, jumped from the 19th-floor balcony to the 18th-floor balcony. He then entered another apartment and hid until police were contacted,” reads the report.

Fortunately, authorities responded immediately and quickly set up a containment unit.

Cris Leykauf, Public Affairs Coordinator for the DPD, explains that the threat of the firearm “was deemed to be a significant potential risk to the public.”

Investigators also obtained a search warrant and sent Emergency Response members to scan a suite on the 19th-floor for the suspect.

Crews remained on scene until 2:30 am the next day, with residents at the Delta Rise unable to leave their suites for hours.

Other officers provided help to residents who were unable to access the building from the outside by bringing food, drinks, and shelter.

Fortunately, there were no injuries throughout the incident, although several suites were damaged on the 19th floor.

The DPD is currently working with other police force across the lower mainland to locate the suspect, who was known to police prior to this event.

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