Suspect in Surrey SkyTrain police shooting taken into custody

Feb 3 2019, 11:57 pm

The convicted killer wanted in the shooting of a Transit Police officer at a Surrey SkyTrain station last week has been taken into custody.

Daon Glasgow was sought on a Canada-Wide warrant.

RCMP say the wanted man was taken into custody on Sunday morning at approximately 5:30 am at a home in the 7500-block of Boundary Road in Burnaby.

The Surrey RCMP Serious Crimes Unit, assisted by the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, Air 1 and Burnaby RCMP, conducted the apprehension.

Other units in the residential complex were evacuated before the arrest, and officials say no one was injured as a result of the arrest.

Three other people who were inside the residence were detained and later released from custody.

Glasgow is being held in connection to his outstanding arrest warrant for being unlawfully at large. The investigation into the SkyTrain shooting is still ongoing as RCMP liaise with the BC Prosecution Service, say Mounties.

“From the outset, this has been an extensive and complex investigation and I want recognize the tireless efforts made by Surrey RCMP police officers and support staff, as well as many of our policing partners across the Lower Mainland and the country,” said Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, Surrey RCMP Officer in Charge.

At a press conference hours after the arrest, Chief Barry Kross with the Metro Vancouver Transit Police thanked the numerous police forces involved with the investigation.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my pride in the men and women of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police for their professionalism during this difficult time,” he said.

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Three-year Const. Josh Harms, 27, was working when he was shot at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station on Wednesday, January 30th. Harms, who was shot in the arm, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, and was later released.

The suspect, however, was caught on surveillance footage as he fled. The incident set off a massive manhunt for the armed man, and sparked warnings for local residents to keep inside their homes — and lock their doors.  RCMP feared that Glasgow, who is known to frequently and quickly change his appearance, would try to flee the province.

Glasgow has a long criminal history, including serving time for the killing of a man in a McDonald’s bathroom in Surrey. As part of that 2011 conviction for manslaughter, Glasgow was handed a lifetime ban on possessing weapons.

Court records obtained by Daily Hive show Glasgow was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in Vancouver in 2005. Four months later, he was charged with theft over $5,000 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

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