(Delta Police Department photo)

UPDATE: Man arrested for assaulting Delta police officer in nursing home

Police say the man cut an officer with a switchblade after learning of his mother’s imminent passing

UPDATE: Clifford Adrian Montgomery, 59, of Delta has been identified as the man accused of assaulting a Delta police officer. Crown counsel has approved the four charges against him. Montgomery appeared in Surrey Provincial Court on July 31, and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on Aug. 7.

Charges are pending for a man accused of assaulting a police officer with a switchblade in a seniors’ care home on Monday (July 30).

According to a Delta Police Department press release, staff at a seniors’ care home called the police before the arrival of a patient’s 60-year-old son, who was “agitated” after learning of his mother’s imminent passing.

DPD officers at the care home were speaking with the man when police say he allegedly cut an officer’s face in a “sudden and unprovoked” knife attack.

Police then backed away and showed the man a pistol and a conducted energy weapon (a device that uses electrical shock to incapacitate or induce pain) in an attempt to subdue him.

The injured officer continued to communicate with the man, and was eventually able to de-escalate the situation without force.

The man is now in custody, and charges are pending for assault a peace officer with a weapon, uttering threats, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a prohibited weapon.

“Last night’s events were highly elevated and dangerous, but through appropriate de-escalation it was peacefully resolved,” deputy chief Norm Lipinski said in the press release. Delta police has trained all of its officers in integrated communications and tactics (ICAT) over the past year, which uses verbal communication to de-escalate situations with agitated and potentially violent people.

“We recognize that it is our duty to keep all members of the public safe, regardless of their actions, and this training served us well in this incident,” Lipinski said. “The ability to use various force options is a valuable tool for our officers and our investment into ICAT training is showing us returns.”

The injured officer is expected to make a full recovery.



grace.kennedy@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Langley artists lauded by country music industry

BC Country Music Association held its 42nd awards night Sunday, hosted by Langley’s Karen Lee Batten.

Langley City Boxing wins fight to continue Clash series

The Langley City Boxing club and Coast Convention management met an agreement to continue Clash

Langley Fastball Association wins Association of the Year

Award at SoftballBC Awards Gala in Kamloops

Langley rollover crash slows traffic on 200 Street in Willoughby

Crews called to Monday afternoon collision involving two cars

VIDEO: Langley BMX racers propel pumpkins down their track

Once the standard race day was over, riders let a series of gourds roll down their Brookswood track.

‘She’s charging. Oh God’: Mama grizzly runs at B.C. man armed with shotgun

People online were quick to question – and defend – a man’s decision to shoot a grizzly bear charging him on a Bella Coola front yard

Canada announces $20M fund for women entrepreneurs

New federal program will provide up to $100,000 for female business owners to grow their operations

Vancouver Island man claims falling ice smashed his truck windshield

Man discovered volleyball-sized chunk ice on his truck Saturday, near Nanaimo, B.C.

B.C. veteran combats PTSD in the ring and on the farm

Cam Tetrault is a valuable contributor at Quesnel’s Two Rivers Boxing Club

B.C. vegan butcher to appear on Dragons’ Den

Victoria’s Very Good Butchers will star in Nov. 29 episode

Vancouver mom creates screen-free kids’ entertainment

Luna Cheng, who grew up in Langley, is one of the creators of BoredBox.

Fast ferries from B.C. spotted in Egypt

Controversial aluminum BC Ferries vessels ’big white elephants covered in dust,’ eyewitness says

Canadian troops, families take shelter in hotel after Florida hurricane

Most of the Canadians were evacuated from the military base before Hurricane Michael

B.C. jury trial hears police-sting audio of man accused of killing girl, 12

Garry Handlen has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Monica Jack on May 6, 1978.

Most Read