Armed man arrested after standoff with RCMP in North Vancouver neighbourhood

North Vancouver RCMP on the scene of a police incident, Friday. .
North Vancouver RCMP on the scene of a police incident, Friday. . Global News

One person is in custody after a standoff with police in North Vancouver that shut down Lynn Valley Road for hours Friday afternoon and evening.

North Vancouver RCMP Sgt. Peter DeVries says officers were called to the scene around 1:30 p.m. when a resident spotted the downstairs tenant with a hand gun.

The resident left the home, and police condoned off the block and called in the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team (ERT).

Officers could be seen pointing long guns over a fence towards a home on Lynn Valley Road.

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“The negotiators have made contact with this gentleman, and of course it’s a very dynamic and changing situation. They’re going to continue working on resolving this peacefully.”

“We don’t have a lot of information about the reason that this has happened.”

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DeVries said some residents of neighbouring homes were asked to leave as a precaution.

Lynn Valley Road was closed between Morgan Road and William Avenue while police attended the scene.

TransLink said the 228 Lynn Valley and 228 Lonsdale Quay buses were being detoured due to the incident.

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RCMP advised the issue had been resolved just after 6 p.m., with officers taking the armed tenant into custody.

The road was also reopened to traffic.

No one was reported injured in the standoff, and no shots were reported to have been fired.


VPD on standoff in downtown Vancouver
VPD on standoff in downtown Vancouver