Updated: Langley police standoff ends peacefully
An hour-and-a-half long police standoff ended peacefully in a quiet Langley neighbourhood late Wednesday afternoon.
Police surrounded a house near 209A Crescent and 210 Street around 3:30 p.m.
Residents of neighbouring houses were evacuated while a police officer with a loud hailer urged a person in the house to call police on the phone.
"We're not going away," the officer said.
Around 4:52 p.m. a barefoot, broad-shouldered man in a T shirt and summer shorts walked outside with his hands in the air.
He was ordered to the ground and handcuffed without incident.
The man was taken away in a police cruiser.
Langley RCMP said members of the Langley RCMP Street Enforcement Unit, Major Crime investigators, and General Duty officers along with the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Police Dog Services were executing an arrest warrant.
A 33-year-old Langley man, Christopher Warren Nohr, was wanted for breaching his court ordered terms of release.
Nohr was allowed to go free under certain conditions after he was charged with driving while prohibited, robbery, use of an imitation firearm and forcible confinement in connection with a Maple Ridge incident that happened on March 23.
Police allege Nohr was picked up by a cab driver in Langley around 5 a.m.
After robbing the cabbie of his cash on hand, they say Nohr made the driver take him to Maple Ridge, where he forced the man to withdraw money from his own bank account and hand it over.
That trial is currently set to begin in June of next year.
An internet reverse directory search appears to show the house where the Wednesday standoff took place belongs to a Nohr relative.
Nohr appeared in Surrey Provincial Court on Thursday (Aug. 4).
His case was transferred to the Port Coquitlam courthouse for a bail hearing.
- with files from Monisha Martins, Maple Ridge News