October 7, 2017 7:32 pm
Updated: October 7, 2017 7:44 pm

Eight-hour police standoff with distressed man in downtown Vancouver ends peacefully

Global News

Vancouver police say a man has surrendered, marking a peaceful end to an eight hour standoff in the city’s West End.

The incident began around 6 a.m. Saturday, when officers responded to calls of a man in distress in an apartment building near Comox and Chilco Streets.

Over the course of the standoff, the man threw a large number of items and furniture from the window of his unit, causing minor damage to several parked vehicles, according to police.

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“We woke up later, we just saw a lot of cops around,” a neighbour told Global News.

“We heard that very early this morning he was throwing debris, household items, out of his fourth floor window.”

Police said the man was quickly confined to his apartment, while negotiators talked him down.

Investigators said no one was injured, but that police would be recommending charges of mischief.

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