A portion of the 45000-block of Hodgins Avenue in Chilliwack was blocked off in the evening on July 8, 2020 as Mounties responded to a reporter of a male pointing a handgun and an individual. (Paul Henderson/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Handgun pointing complaint draws strong RCMP presence at Chilliwack residence Wednesday night

One in custody after brief standoff involving Emergency Response Team and canine unit

A 30-year-old male is in custody after allegedly pointing a handgun at a someone inside a Hodgins Avenue residence Wednesday night.

The complaint involving the handgun led to a large RCMP presence at the heritage home, which until recently was home to the Chilliwack Hospice Society. The building is now a residential property.

A member of the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Dog Services unit at a Hodgins Avenue report of a man pointing a handgun at another person on July 8, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail said police received the complaint that a handgun was pointed by one individual at another inside the home.

Frontline officers attended along with the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services unit.

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Rail said the RCMP’s “critical incident response protocols” were put in place, which included the blocking off of Hodgins Avenue in both directions, along with part of the Chilliwack Coliseum parking lot directly across the street.

After a brief standoff, the suspect was arrested without incident, Rail said on Thursday.

“Officers called him to come out and he came out,” Rail said.

A number of other individual also came out of the residence, one of whom did not comply with directions from police. He was taken into custody as was the 30-year-old man who allegedly pointed the handgun, Rail said.

On Thursday, RCMP were still at the scene waiting for a search warrant for the premises.

No names connected to the incident have been released.

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A portion of the 45000-block of Hodgins Avenue in Chilliwack was blocked off in the evening on July 8, 2020 as Mounties responded to a reporter of a male pointing a handgun and an individual. (Paul Henderson/ The Chilliwack Progress)

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