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Man in Custody Following Powell Street Assault

One man is in custody following an early morning assault and subsequent standoff on Powell Street.

Shortly before 5 a.m., police were called to 1516 Powell Street in relation to an alleged assault. Members of the Vancouver Police Emergency Response Team attended the scene and worked to negotiate the safe surrender of the suspect.

Shortly before 2 p.m., he exited his suite and was taken into custody without incident. The 39-year-old Vancouver man remains in custody and is facing potential charges for assault.