UPDATE: Distraught man taken to hospital

UPDATE: Distraught man taken to hospital

RCMP and Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team respond after a male barricades himself in a basement suite in North Surrey.

Surrey RCMP, with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, took one adult male into custody earlier this evening after the distraught man barricaded himself in a home in North Surrey.

Police responded to a call at a basement suite in a house in the 10000-block of 121 Street at around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday and attempted to talk to the man.

At the scene, the man threatened police and refused to present himself. Police surrounded the residence and spoke to the man through a window. The upstairs tenants were moved from the residence. No one else was in immediate danger.

Surrounding roads were closed.

After several hours, the male was taken to hospital to be assessed by medical professionals. At this time it is not certain whether charges will result from this incident.

“Our officers’ primary concerns are the safety of the public and the well-being of the man,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann.

Roads were reopened to the public at about 7 p.m.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca