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Assault with a weapon charge approved following incident that closed Cumberland Street

New Westminster – At approximately 7:45 am on September 15th 2021, New Westminster Police Department officers were called to the 700 block of McBride Blvd to speak with a victim who shared that moments earlier a male she knew had pointed a firearm at her and threatened to kill her.

Numerous New Westminster Police Department Units responded to provide assistance. Due to the high-risk nature of the situation, the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team and a New Westminster Police Department negotiator were called to the scene. New Westminster Police patrol members were able to locate the residence in the 700 block of Cumberland Street and were able to make contact with the suspect and arrest him without incident. The New Westminster Police Department Forensic Identification Service was later called in to search and process the scene. Two replica firearms were recovered from the scene

43 year old, New Westminster resident Kevin Gerald Hunter has been charged with:

Assault with Weapon contrary to Section 267(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
Pointing a Firearm, contrary to Section 87(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada
Assault by choking contrary to Section 267(c) of the Criminal Code of Canada
Uttering Threats, contrary to Section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
Use of an imitation firearm, contrary to Section 85(2) Criminal Code of Canada

“Due to an increased risk to public safety, a section of Cumberland Street was closed and a number of residents in nearby homes were advised to leave,” stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “We appreciate how evacuations affect residents, but bear in mind, we do it when we feel it is necessary for the safety of residents. We want to thank neighbours for their patience and cooperation.”

 

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CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar

PHONE: 604-529-2537


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