Weapons Call Prompts Richmond RCMP Response
23 Jan 2019
Shortly before 11:30 a.m. on January 23, 2019, Richmond RCMP officers responded to a residence in the 8000 block of No. 2 Road for a domestic disturbance with a possible weapon. Officers from “Charlie” Watch and the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS) secured the area. The neighbouring Blundell Elementary School was placed in a hold-and-secure state, as a precautionary measure with officers from our Youth Squad on site.
After a tense hour long standoff, the suspect, a 29-year old male, surrendered to police and was arrested. A baby was recovered inside the residence by officers, unharmed.
A small police presence will remain in the area as our investigation continues. The results of the initial investigation will be submitted to the BC Prosecution Service for consideration of charges.
“The safety of our community and our officers is always of paramount concern in situations such as this. Although we prepare for worst, we are very pleased to report that no one was injured” says Corporal Dennis Hwang.
“I am humbled seeing my fellow officers operate with such poise under pressure and I am proud to work alongside them at Richmond Detachment” adds Cpl. Hwang.
Corporal Dennis Hwang
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