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VIDEO UPDATE: Man surrenders to police after six-hour standoff in Abbotsford
A 37-year-old man surrendered to police at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday after a standoff that lasted six and a half hours.
Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the man has been arrested on three outstanding warrants – two in Abbotsford and one in Langley.
Two of the warrants were for breaching his bail conditions, and one was for possession of stolen property.
MacDonald did not know for what offences the man was on bail.
He said police were called to a west Abbotsford home on Catalina Crescent at Cordova Avenue – an area one block south of Marshall Road – just before noon for an apparent domestic dispute.
When police arrived, a woman came out of the home but a man believed to be in the residence did not appear, despite police requests.
"We could hear someone from inside and movement inside," MacDonald said.
The man was initially believed to be in an upstairs bedroom and later moved into the attic.
Over the course of the standoff, police made several attempts to coax the man out of the home, including issuing numerous orders for him to surrender and firing several rounds of tear gas into the house.
The man surrendered after pepper spray was emitted into the attic, and he was then arrested. MacDonald said police are continuing to investigate to determine whether any charges will be laid in relation to the alleged domestic dispute and to the subsequent standoff.
The man cannot be named until charges are formally laid