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Man facing charges after 7-hour police standoff in Maple Ridge on New Year’s Day

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A large number of police, including emergency response teams,converged on a Maple Ridge home. Catherine Urquhart has the details – Jan 1, 2019

An emergency response team (ERT) was called to deal with a standoff in rural Maple Ridge on New Year’s Day.

Officers surrounded a home in the 12900-block of 246 Street on Tuesday morning after RCMP received a call about a man who allegedly had a weapon and was threatening to harm himself and police.

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The ERT and a crisis negotiator arrived at the property around 1 p.m. and the man was arrested around 4:30 p.m. without further incident.

After being medically cleared, the 31-year-old man was transported to Ridge Meadows RCMP.

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RCMP said a charge of uttering threats is pending.

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