Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested at SkyTrain station in Burnaby

Jun 8 2017, 10:39 pm

A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was arrested at a SkyTrain station in Burnaby late last week.

On June 1, at 11:30 am, Transit Police encountered 35-year-old Richard Linklater, as he “tried to force his way” through a fare gate at the Edmonds Station.

In a release, police said Linklater lied to officers about his name at first, but eventually told them the truth, which led to the discovery of his warrant.

“When advised he would be arrested, Linklater became very agitated and advised officers they would have to take him ‘the hard way,'” furthered the release.

However, additional officers arrived and Linklater was taken into custody without incident. Drug paraphernalia was found during his arrest as well.

Police said Linklater, who is originally from the Yukon, has a “lengthy” criminal history with over 50 convictions including numerous violent offences. In February of this year, he was convicted of robbery, fraud, driving while disqualified, and escaping lawful custody.

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