Emergency Response Team police responded to report involving “disturbed” man in Newton Tuesday afternoon. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP take ‘disturbed’ man into custody after dramatic incident on Scott Road

Police suspected he had a gun but no weapon was seized and nobody was injured

SURREY — A police negotiator was called to a home in the 6900 block of Scott Road on Tuesday afternoon in Surrey to get what police described as a “disturbed man” to stand down.

Police suspected he had a gun, which resulted in a heavy police presence in the area during the start of afternoon rush hour traffic. No weapon was seized, though, and no one else was in the home.

Surrey RCMP say he was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act, bringing a safe end to a two-hour ordeal that began at 1:15 p.m. and saw Delta Police, Surrey Mounties and a heavily armed Emergency Response Team respond.

Police had cleared the scene by 3:45 p.m.



edit@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Cardiac-event survivors stage hospital protest in White Rock

Optional maintenance exercise program to continue ‘indefinitely’ despite confusion– FHA

Ten of 11 people taken into custody after shooting in Surrey have been released

Police say four guns, two Tasers, drugs and other weapons were seized after home shot at in Whalley

Madchild headlines ‘Hip Hop For Hunger’ at Surrey’s Strumms ‘n Drums club

Venue at Turf Hotel has hosted a variety of music events in recent months

15-year-old charged following threat to South Surrey high school

Police announce pair of teens arrested for Nov. 14 incident at Elgin Park Secondary

Delta Police Department joins integrated forensics team

Forensics-trained DPD officers will investigate scenes in other cities as well as in Delta

SkyTrain strike averted after ‘eleventh-hour deal’ reached

CUPE 7000 says ‘marathon bargaining session’ led to tentative agreement with BC Rapid Transit

China hints at national security trials for 2 Canadians detained for one year

The two Canadians’ detention is largely seen as retaliation for the arrest of a Huawei exec

B.C. seaplane company set to test the first commercial electronic plane

The plane is powered by a 750 horsepower electric motor

Fireballs to fill the sky Friday for brightest meteor shower of the year

Geminid meteor shower features colourful, brighter, longer shooting stars

Province sues over sailing incident that killed teen with disabilities

Gabriel Pollard, 16, died from injuries after marine lift failed

Hope’s illicit drug death rate rivals Vancouver

Small Fraser Valley district listed among top five per capita in B.C.

First Nations want Big Bar landslide cleared ASAP to allow fish passage

Leadership calling for urgent action and resources to remove obstruction on the Fraser

Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020

Other areas of province may see modest increases over last year’s values

Most Read

l -->