Richmond RCMP stated in a news release issued at 4:27 p.m. that around 12:08 p.m. today (June 22), police responded to a report of a man allegedly pointing a firearm at bailiffs at a residence in the 22000 block of Norton Court in Richmond.
The bailiffs had arrived at the location to enforce a Supreme Court order to remove the man but when they entered the property, the man allegedly pointed a firearm at them—the bailiffs retreated and contacted police.
The bailiffs alleged that the man went on to a second-story balcony and shot his firearm into the air several times.
Richmond RCMP Cpl. Adriana O’Malley stated that “frontline officers quickly set-up containment on the residence and the area was secured for public safety”.
Although officers were in contact with the man, “he refused to exit the residence”, O’Malley said.
The Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team and RCMP negotiator were called in, and by around 3:45 p.m., the man left the residence and was taken into custody without incident.
No members of the public or police were injured in this incident.
Richmond RCMP are continuing their investigation into this case.
Original article (2:10 p.m.):
An unspecified incident is developing in East Richmond, according to police.
Richmond RCMP issued a public alert at 1:30 p.m., asking people to remain away from an area on Westminster Highway between Gilley Road and McLean Avenue in Richmond, which has been closed down.
Richmond RCMP are currently at the scene and stated that “as this is an active and unfolding incident, no further details will be provided at this time”.