Emergency crews on scene after overnight standoff in South Surrey. (Alex Browne photo)

Armed standoff in South Surrey ends in arrest

RCMP arrest 58-year-old male Monday morning in 2200-block of 174 St.

An overnight standoff with an armed man in South Surrey ended peacefully Monday morning, according to Surrey RCMP.

On Sunday evening, police were called to the 2200-block of 174 Street on an unrelated matter, according to a news release issued Monday morning. At the scene, officers recognized a man as being wanted on various warrants.

When officers approached the residence where the man was located, he refused to come out and police saw what was believed to be a handgun, the release notes. The handgun “resulted in a large police presence” in the area, including the Lower Mainland District Integrated Emergency Response Team.

At 7:35 a.m. Monday, the emergency response team entered the home and took a 58-year-old man into custody.

The man, who is known to police, was wanted for the following alleged offences: one count carrying/using/threatening to use a weapon; two counts of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm; one count of mischief, $5,000 or under; one count of uttering threats to kill, poison or injure a person’s animal or bird.

There were no injuries to either the suspect or officers during the arrest, the RCMP said, and 174 Street remains closed between 20 Avenue and 23 Avenue while the investigation continues.

“The safety of the public and those involved is always the top priority,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann.

“Roads were closed in the area and a police negotiator was used. Police would like to thank the community for their patience and co-operation during this incident.”

Last June, Surrey officers responded to a standoff in the neighbouring area in the 1300-block of 176 Street, after one man was shot. A four-day preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 2018 for 70-year-old Kenneth Turpin.

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