RCMP officers took down a suspect in Langley City, with at least five police vehicles and eight officers called to the scene Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22.
It happened around 2 p.m. in a back lane off 203rd Street near 56th Avenue.
Police said they were responding to reports of a man with a machete “punching” vehicles in the area and causing a disturbance.
Officers could be seen with guns drawn before a man was arrested at the back of a business.
RCMP Sgt. Kirby Adams told the Langley Advance Times the suspect, a man in his 30s, who was “well-known to us” was “confrontational” with officers.
Officers searched the area and located the machete with the assistance of a police dog, Adams said.
Surrey Provincial Court records show a Lance Flegel appeared before a judge on Monday, Jan. 23, on a charge of possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose in connection with the Sunday incident.
He was also charged with mischief and breach of a probation order.
Flegel, who was listed as in custody, will return to court on Feb. 13.
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