Community & Public Affairs Section : Media Releases | Media Spokespersons | Published Freedom of Information Requests | Journalism Students

Eight-Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully

Just after 2 p.m. today, a man surrendered to officers bringing a peaceful ending to an 8-hour negotiation.

At approximately 6:00 a.m. officers were called to the area of Comox Street and Chilco Street regarding a man in a crisis. While in his state of distress, he had thrown items from his apartment window causing minor damage to parked vehicles below.

Officers quickly located the man, and he was safely contained in his apartment while VPD negotiators spoke with him.

No one was injured during the incident and criminal charges for mischief will be recommended. There is no indication that the public is at risk.

There is no further information to release at this time.