A standoff that began in East Vancouver around 6:30pm yesterday culminated with arrest of one man by Vancouver Police just after 1:30 am today.
According to VPD Sgt. Aaron Roed, the situation started when officers were called to the area of Parker and St. George Streets “for a domestic dispute with a lot of yelling and no assault.”
Roed told Daily Hive that when the officers spoke with the two people involved, a man refused to exit a motorhome that was associated to him.
“Officers began negotiating with the male and this became a prolonged standoff where he refused to exit the motorhome,” said Roed, adding that the VPD’s Emergency Response Team ,as well as negotiators were dealing with the situation over the course of the evening.
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The man was identified, and officers discovered he was wanted Canada-wide on an immigration warrant, as well as a warrant for uttering threats.
“The male was eventually taken into custody shortly after 1:30 this morning and arrested on the two warrants,” said Roed. He was also “arrested under the mental health act and taken to a local hospital for assessment.”
Roed said the second person involved in the original domestic dispute was not physically injured and not arrested.