New Westminster – On July 4th 2020 at approximately 4:00pm, the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a man who was allegedly threatening to harm his roommate and himself with a knife.
Officers rushed to the scene and found the victim had moved onto the first-floor balcony to put distance between himself and his roommate. Officers assisted the victim off his first-floor balcony, and he was taken to safety.
“Officers were able to make contact with the man inside the suite,” Stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “After a period of negotiation, our members de-escalated the situation and the man was safely taken into custody.”
After a search warrant was obtained two knives were recovered from inside the suite.
“I want to remind everyone that if you feel unsafe we are a phone call away,” Stated Chief David Jansen. “I’d like to commend the professionalism and compassion of the officers who responded to this call. I am very proud of them.”
Contact person: Sergeant Jeff Scott