Toy gun and baby prompts strong police response

A man was holed up in a basement suite with a woman and infant for three hours Wednesday while police negotiated with him.

Police converge on a home where a man had a bay and what turned out to be a toy gun

Police are recommending criminal charges after a three-hour stand-off in near Bear Creek Park on Wednesday night.

At about 9:15 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a 911 call regarding a domestic disturbance in the 13300-block of 87B Avenue.

Police went to the basement suite that was the source of the complaint.

A man came to the door with a baby in one hand and a what appeared to be a gun in the other.

The 22-year-old Surrey man, identified as the boyfriend of the woman in the suite, refused to let police into the home or to let the woman and baby go.

RCMP called in the Emergency Response Team with a negotiator, who spent the next three hours talking the man out of the suite.

The weapon he was carrying was an Airsoft gun. The woman and 11-month-old girl were physically unharmed.

RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said the evening was a tense situation that happily, worked out for the best.

“Potential for disaster is always high, when you have extreme emotions and especially when you have an individual that is distraught,” Paquet said.

Add to that the concern that a real gun may have been involved.

“A toy gun has a time and a place, when being used as a toy,” Paquet said. “If it’s observed (outside of that) we will always assume it’s the real McCoy.”

The man, who is known to police, was taken into custody.

Police say they are recommending charges of obstructing a peace officer and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.

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