Knife wielding man holds child hostage
Nov 1, 2013 / 7:49 am
One man in custody after a frightening incident near a Surrey elementary school Thursday.
Police were called to the area of a school in the 6800 block of 132 Street shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday
Upon arrival, officers officers found a male who was holding a child and was in possession of a knife.
After a brief negotiation, officers were able to convince the male to release the child and the weapon. The male was quickly apprehended and the child, uninjured, was taken safely out of harm’s way.
The 37-year-old male from Surrey is currently in custody.
He is well-known to police and has a history of mental instability.
During the course of the arrest a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) was utilized by officers on scene.
Victim Services have been engaged and are speaking with students and staff at the nearby school.
There is no known connection between the suspect and the child involved, but police are still investigating.
“There are still a lot of unanswered questions,” Cpl. Bert Paquet told CTV News. “For now, we’re just extremely happy with the results and focused on the investigation.”
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