Barricaded man arrested after police standoff in Grand Forks

Grand Forks

2021-08-03 08:07 PDT

File # Grand Forks RCMP 2021-2710

Grand Forks – Mounties called to a residence in Grand Forks after a man barricaded himself inside following an attack on paramedics.

On Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 1 PM, Grand Forks RCMP were called to a residence on the 100 block of 81st Ave in Grand Forks. Police were advised that a man had become violent towards two paramedics called to assist him. Grand Forks officers attended and the man barricaded himself inside. Officers contained the area, and called in additional resources to assist. At 3 PM, the man exited his residence, confronted police and officers were able to successfully take him into custody. The man was then taken to an area hospital for mental and physical assessment, but no one was injured during the incident.

This was a very active and fluid situation, says Grand Forks RCMP Detachment Commander Sergeant Darryl Peppler. There was no danger to public safety as we were able to contain him and keep everyone safe.

The man is a 56-year-old residence of Grand Forks, BC, and is currently being held in custody until his next court appearance on August 18, 2021. Currently, he is facing a breach of a current Conditional Sentence Order from 2018 and will be facing a variety of new charges in the following weeks. Police will be consulting with Provincial Crown, but expect to forward charges of Assault, Assault Police Officers, and Weapon related offences.

Released by

Sgt. Darryl Peppler

Detachment Commander
Grand Forks - Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment
1608 Central Ave, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0
Office: 250-442-8288
Cell: 250-584-5133
Fax: 250-442-0172


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