One man in custody following high risk police incident on Knight Road

Chilliwack, Emergency Response Team

2023-05-23 17:28 PDT

File # 2023-19826

 A 29 year old man is in police custody following a high risk incident in which shots were allegedly fired at police.  

At approximately 2:15pm on Monday, May 22, 2023, Chilliwack RCMP were called to a residence in the 46000 block of Knight Road in Chilliwack in response to a distraught man who was reported to have access to multiple firearms. Chilliwack RCMP, together with the Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team, attended the scene where the man was contained within a residence.

At approximately 7:45pm, gunshots were allegedly fired toward police resulting in approximately 16 homes in the area of Knight Road near Queens Street, Melville Street and Downes Avenue being told to shelter in place and stay away from exterior walls.

Negotiations and efforts to reach a peaceful resolution continued for the next few hours.

Shortly before 12:30 am, on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, a 29 year old man was taken into police custody.

Chilliwack RCMP can confirm that the structure involved sustained significant fire damage during this incident. Police continue their investigation and no further information is available at this time.

The Chilliwack RCMP would like to thank the residents affected by this incident for their cooperation and patience. This incident was a very dynamic, high risk situation for all those involved, says Sgt. Krista Vrolyk, Media spokesperson for the Chilliwack RCMP. Victim Services is available to anyone in need of support and we will be working with residents in the area over the next few days to ensure that they are aware of the services available.

This incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of police work. Discipline, teamwork and a high degree of expertise and training by Members of the Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team and our front line Members, allowed this incident to be resolved safely without significant injury.

Released by:

Sgt. Krista Vrolyk
NCO i/c Crime Prevention and Operations Support
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
45924 Airport Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1A2
Office: 604-393-3018
Cell: 604-997-0363

Email: krista.vrolyk@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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