SHORTLY after 8 p.m. on Monday, a 28-year old female reported she had allegedly been assaulted by a male suspect and had fled to a house in the area near Cambie Road and Dallyn Road in Richmond to contact police.

Richmond RCMP quickly tracked the suspect to a house in the 11000-block of Cambie Road and a ful contingent of officers surrounded the house. The police were acting on information that the suspect had a rifle in his possession and allegedly made threats against the victim and other members of her family. Multiple attempts by police to have the suspect surrender peacefully were unsuccessful.

Tactical officers from the Lower Mainland ERT (Emergency Response Team) were then deployed. The ERT located the suspect hiding in the house after distraction devices were utilized. Shortly before 2 a.m. on Tuesday, a 31-year old male was taken into custody.

The police are continuing their investigating and charges are pending. The suspect is known to police.

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