Saturday, May 30, 2020
ADVT 
National

Distraught Male Suspect With Butcher Knives Arrested At Walmart Richmond

Darpan News Desk, 21 Feb, 2020

    Shortly before 4 p.m. on Tuesday February 18, 2020, frontline Richmond RCMP officers responded to a department store located near 9000 block of Alderbridge Way for reports of an armed and distraught man.


    The man was found in distress and was observed brandishing two meat cleavers towards police and refusing to surrender.


    Richmond RCMP mobilized swiftly by evacuating people and creating a security perimeter including road closures near the location.


    Richmond RCMP’s own Crisis Negotiator, the LMD Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Police Dog Services Unit (PDS) were called upon to assist.


    After a prolonged stalemate, the 31 year-old Richmond man surrendered to police and was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m. No injuries were reported. Our investigation is ongoing.


    The Prosecution Service of BC has approved three charges.


    John Bennett Lam, 31, of Richmond is charged with:


    • 1 count of threatening with a weapon Sec. 270 C.C.C
    • 1 count of possession of a weapon Sec. 88(1) C.C.C
    • 1 count of causing a disturbance Sec. 175(1)(a) C.C.C


    Lam is known to police.


    Though we train extensively, this situation was unique and highly dangerous. It is a stark reality check as to the world we are living in today.

     

    We are fortunate to have our own Crisis Negotiator at Richmond Detachment who was able to open lines of dialog with the distraught man. To achieve a peaceful outcome is our ultimate goal but incredibly difficult to achieve. says Corporal Dennis Hwang.


    We strongly urge the public to leave dangerous areas immediately when directed. We cannot stress this point enough. We are putting ourselves in harm’s way to safeguard you. Don’t linger and become a potential victim or casualty.

     

    Lacking the foresight by staying in a dangerous area or hot zone out of sheer curiosity, or for sake of capturing a video, this is not acceptable in any way, shape, or form, adds Cpl. Hwang.

    MORE National ARTICLES

    Canadians From Coronavirus-Stricken Cruise Ship In Japan To Fly Home Thursday: Champagne

    Canadians who have spent weeks on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Japan will board a government-chartered plane to take them home Thursday evening, the foreign affairs minister says.

    Canadians From Coronavirus-Stricken Cruise Ship In Japan To Fly Home Thursday: Champagne

    Judge Extends Order Suspending Legal Proceedings Against Three Tobacco Companies

    Judge Extends Order Suspending Legal Proceedings Against Three Tobacco Companies

    TORONTO - An Ontario court has extended an order suspending legal proceedings against three major tobacco companies as they try to negotiate a settlement with their creditors.

     

     

    Judge Extends Order Suspending Legal Proceedings Against Three Tobacco Companies

    CP Rail Conductor Fired For Social Media Posts Awarded Money, But Not Reinstatement

    CALGARY - An arbitrator says a former Canadian Pacific train conductor who was fired over social media posts is entitled to monetary compensation, but not to getting her job back at the railroad.

    CP Rail Conductor Fired For Social Media Posts Awarded Money, But Not Reinstatement

    Blair Says RCMP Have Met Wet'suwet'en Conditions, Calls For End To Blockades

    Blair Says RCMP Have Met Wet'suwet'en Conditions, Calls For End To Blockades

    Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the RCMP in British Columbia has offered to move its officers to a town away from the area where traditional leaders of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation have been opposing a pipeline project on their territory.

    Blair Says RCMP Have Met Wet'suwet'en Conditions, Calls For End To Blockades

    Top Court Decision Allows Former N.S. Crown Lawyer To Sue Premier For Libel

    Top Court Decision Allows Former N.S. Crown Lawyer To Sue Premier For Libel

    HALIFAX - The Supreme Court of Canada has opened the door to a libel lawsuit against Nova Scotia's premier by a former government lawyer who says the premier damaged his reputation by denouncing his courtroom arguments.

     

     

    Top Court Decision Allows Former N.S. Crown Lawyer To Sue Premier For Libel

    Ex-Toronto Bar Owner Gets Bail Pending Appeal Of Gang Sexual Assault Conviction

    TORONTO - A former downtown bar owner has been granted bail pending his appeal of a conviction for the gang sexual assault of a barely conscious woman.

     

     

    Ex-Toronto Bar Owner Gets Bail Pending Appeal Of Gang Sexual Assault Conviction