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Man with hatchet arrested after rushing to cops: New Westminster police

Witnesses called a police officer about a man walking in the neighborhood of Brow of the Hill around noon on Monday

New Westminster police arrested a suspect after an officer was threatened with a hatchet.
New Westminster police arrested the suspect after a police officer was threatened with a hatch.Photo file Photo

New Westminster A man was detained for threatening police by raising his hatchet after being warned by police. Suspect with a weapon that has been

Around noon on Monday, witnesses called a policeman about a man walking in the neighborhood of the hill's eyebrows with a hatchet.

"Patrol police quickly found the suspect and tried to talk to him," said New West Police spokeswoman Sgt. Release Justintom. "But the suspect raised his hatchet in a threatening manner and charged the police with him."

New Westminster police say this hatchet was used to threaten an after calls about a suspect walking through the Brow of the Hill neighbourhood with the weapon on Aug. 8, 2022.
New Westminster police suspect that the hatchet is walking in the Brow purchase Hill area with a weapon on August 8, 2022.Photo by New Westminster Police Station

The policeman managed to dodge the man and then took off. More police arrived, and the suspect was soon discovered and taken to a cell at the New Westminster police station.

"I'm worried about this unprovoked attack on our officers," Tom said. "This could have been a tragedy. No officers or bystanders were injured or killed."

Police assault, obstruction of weapons for dangerous purposes And allegations of possession are pending.

Anyone who has seen a suspect or assault but has never spoken to the police will be asked to call 604-525-5411.

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