Richmond RCMP locate man who removed monitoring bracelet

Wanted man tracked down

UPDATE: 10:15 a.m.

Richmond RCMP report wanted man Woon Chan has been located.

No other details were released.

ORIGINAL: 7:10 a.m.

Police say a search is underway for a man who is believed to be a risk to the public and allegedly cut off his ankle monitoring bracelet while in Richmond.

A statement from Richmond RCMP says the monitoring bracelet worn by 57-year-old Woon Chan went offline Thursday.

He was being monitored by BC Corrections staff who contacted police when the signal was lost.

Police say officers "flooded" an area near Minoru Park and located the ankle bracelet, but found no trace of Chan.

The RCMP statement does not say why the 5-foot-6, 130-pound man is considered a risk.

It says Chan was last seen wearing a white jacket and black sweat pants and anyone who spots him should not approach and should immediately call 911.

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