June 26, 2019 3:41 pm

Vancouver police arrest man for allegedly firing gun through apartment floor

Vancouver police arrested a man after a standoff near South Granville overnight.

Global News

Vancouver police arrested a 40-year-old Vancouver man early Wednesday for allegedly firing a gun through the floor of his apartment.

Police were called to the home near West 70th Avenue and Cartier Street just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday, said Sgt. Jason Robillard.

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Investigators attempted to arrest the man, but “he refused to co-operate with police officers and remained inside the apartment,” said Robillard.

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The VPD Emergency Response Team (ERT) and negotiators were called to the scene, and a standoff ensued for several hours.

Eventually, the man surrendered himself, Robillard said.

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“He came out on his own and he was arrested without further incident,” he said.

According to Robillard, the man — who has not yet been charged — was also wanted on two unrelated outstanding arrest warrants.

He said police are recommending multiple firearms charges.

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