Wednesday, July 18, 2018

One male in custody after Wednesday stand off in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert RCMP were engaged in a ten hour plus standoff on Wednesday
which was was resolved just before 1 PM 

Prince Rupert RCMP have provided further background on today's standoff on Fifth Avenue West, making note of the timeline of events which started at 2:31 on Wednesday morning.

Upon arrival at the residence in the 200 block of Fifth West, responding officers found a 54 year old male suffering from a significant head wound,  at which time Ambulance staff from EHS transported him to Prince Rupert Regional Hospital for further treatment.

Police then dealt with ongoing events related to the suspect in the incident having refused to come out of the residence.

At that point RCMP members cordoned off a two block section of Fifth Avenue and evacuating nearby residences to provide for public safety.

At that time, additional resources were brought to the city to assist the Prince Rupert detachment members with the situation, with members continuing to attempt communication with the suspect to no avail.

The incident came to a close just over ten hours later, when RCMP members using what are described as additional specialized tactics took the 47 year old male into custody without injury at 12:51 PM.

No further information related to any charges, or other details related to the early morning call for service have been released.

As part of their ongoing investigation into the incident the RCMP is asking that anyone who may have information related to the early morning situation to contact them at 250-624-2136 or through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

You can review the full statement from Staff Sergeant Jagdev Uppal of the Prince Rupert RCMP here.

Our previous items on this story:

Standoff with Police results in blocked streets in Prince Rupert
Police activity leaves two blocks of 5th West at McBride closed

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