Police arrest barricaded man after assault report

Fort St John

2020-02-28 22:53 PST

File # 2020-2095

On February 28th at 5:30pm, Fort St John RCMP received a report of an assault which had occurred on the 8800 block of 87th Avenue.  It was reported the suspect had barricaded himself in the downstairs portion of the residence where he had potential access to multiple firearms. 

Frontline officers attended and were able to remove the victim and family members from the top floor of the residence.  Additional officers from the Fort St John Police Dog Services unit and Indigenous Policing unit arrived and assisted with containing the area, blocking off access to the street between 87th Avenue and 89th Avenue as well as the back alley to the east.

Eventually, contact was made with the man, who was arrested without incident and transported to the detachment.  The investigation is ongoing at the time of writing.

"We couldn't have asked for a better outcome in this case," said Inspector Anthony Hanson.  "Considering the circumstances, the teamwork and patience exhibited by all of our officers helped bring this to a safe end for everyone involved."

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Cst. Chad Neustaeter

Media Relations Officer
Fort St John RCMP
10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC, V1J 3Z6
Office: 250-787-8100
Fax: 250-787-8133

Email: chad.neustaeter@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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