Distraught man barricades himself in Murrayville home

Police tank deployed to house of suicidal man believed to own firearms. He was taken to hospital under the Mental Health Act.

The Emergency Response Team brought their Tactical Amoured Vehicle (TAV) to Murrayville on Tuesday, after a suicidal man believed to be armed had barricaded himself in a home.

Langley RCMP were called just after 3 p.m. to a residence in the 21500 block of 44 Avenue.

They were responding to a report of a man who was said to be distraught and had barricaded himself inside the home.

Police believed there were firearms inside the residence so out of an abundance of caution, the ERT was called to help, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy. Additionally, a crisis negotiator was called and attempts were made to contact the distraught man.

Both BC Ambulance and Township of Langley Fire Department were also on scene.

ERT officers were able to establish contact with the man who exited the residence without incident, said police.  He was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital for treatment.

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