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Man arrested after 'unilateral attack' with hatchet on New Westminster police officer

A man has been arrested following what New Westminster Policedescribed as a "gratuitous attack" on officers Monday.

Around noon, a man was roaming the Blow of the Hill district with a hatchet, according to eyewitness reports. A patrol officer responded and tried to talk to him, but the suspect "raised a hatchet in a threatening manner and charged him," police said in a news release on Tuesday. The suspect was reportedly able to fend off the suspect and escaped. Several police officers then contained the area, found him, and took him into custody.

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I am uneasy," said the sergeant. News release Justin Tom.

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"This is It could have ended in tragedy, and we are very grateful that no officers or bystanders were injured or killed.”

recommended prosecution in connection with the possession of weapons for the police;

Witnesses who have not yet spoken to New Westminster Police Department are asked to call 604-525-5411 and cite file number 2022-11946.

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