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VIDEO: Man arrested in Langley City after reports of suspect with machete

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One man was arrested after report of an individual with a machete hitting cars in Langley City. Officers made the arrest near 203rd Street and 56th Ave. around 2 p.m. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

RCMP officers took down a suspect in Langley City, with at least five police vehicles and eight officers called to the scene Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22.

It happened around 2 p.m. in a back lane off 203rd Street near 56th Avenue.

Police said they were responding to reports of a man with a machete “punching” vehicles in the area and causing a disturbance.

One man was arrested after report of an individual with a machete punching vehicles in Langley City. Officers made the arrest near 203rd Street and 56th Ave. around 2 p.m. A search of the area found the machete.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
One man was arrested after report of an individual with a machete punching vehicles in Langley City. Officers made the arrest near 203rd Street and 56th Ave. around 2 p.m. A search of the area found the machete.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Officers could be seen with guns drawn before a man was arrested at the back of a business.

RCMP Sgt. Kirby Adams told the Langley Advance Times the suspect, a man in his 30s, who was “well-known to us” was “confrontational” with officers.

The suspect is now in custody and expected to appear in court Monday.

One man was arrested after reports of an individual with a machete punching vehicles in Langley City. At least five police vehicles and eight officers responded to the area near 203rd Street and 56th Ave. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
One man was arrested after reports of an individual with a machete punching vehicles in Langley City. At least five police vehicles and eight officers responded to the area near 203rd Street and 56th Ave. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Officers searched the area and located the machete with the assistance of a police dog, Adams said.


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