News

Armed standoff ends peacefully

RCMP officers surround a house in the 12100 block of 66 ave in response to a report of a man with a machete in a home in the area.  - Evan Seal / The Leader
RCMP officers surround a house in the 12100 block of 66 ave in response to a report of a man with a machete in a home in the area.
— image credit: Evan Seal / The Leader

A man has been arrested after an armed standoff in Newton that lasted four hours.

Police responded to a call for help after a woman was allegedly chased down the street by a man with a machete.

She was unharmed, but the 32-year-old Surrey man ran back into his house in the 12100-block of 66 Avenue and barricaded the door.

Police believed he may have also had access to a firearm, so with an abundance of caution, they waited, while trying to talk him out of the house.

At about 5 p.m., the man came out, and was arrested. Several charges are being considered.

Police say his dispute with the woman was over money.

No one was harmed in the incident.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Q&A: Ex-transportation ministers criticize referendum, discuss TransLink
 
Surrey RCMP seek help finding Halloween hit-and-run driver
 
Operation Red Nose ready to hit the road for another season
SLIDESHOW: Step inside the Cloverdale Mall
 
[UPDATE] High-risk missing woman found
 
Food drives to boost Cloverdale Christmas hamper appeal
Hand over the driving reins to Operation Red Nose
 
More arrests on Burnaby Mountain Saturday
 
New councillor excited to represent Agassiz

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.