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Updated: Police standoff in Langley ends with arrest
A police stand-off on 207 Street near 53 Avenue ended Friday night (May 16) with the arrest of a man after officers cordoned off the area for almost three hours.
It was initially reported as a domestic dispute.
Police were told one man was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound from a pellet gun and had barricaded himself alone in a shed.
Police, fire and ambulance were called to the scene, including members of the heavily-armed Lower Mainland ERT (Emergency Response Team) and police dog services.
One witness told The Times it appeared that a fire rescue saw was used to cut open the roof of the shed to extricate the injured man, who was taken away without further incident in a police car with a bandaged head after being treated by paramedics.
RCMP said the wound was not life-threatening and the injured man was taken to hospital.
The incident began about 6 p.m. and ended about 9 p.m.
A number of residents were reportedly evacuated from nearby homes.
Police said Langley RCMP Client Support and Victim Services has been called in to provide support to family members.
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