Members of the emergency response team were among those on scene on Southdale Crescent on Monday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Man arrested after police standoff and fire at Abbotsford home

Suspect allegedly breached conditions to not be near victim or her home

A 35-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon in Abbotsford after a fire forced him out of a home in which he had barricaded himself for more than three hours.

Const. Jody Thomas said the incident began at about 10:30 a.m., when police went to a home in the 31700 block of Southdale Crescent in west Abbotsford to “conduct a follow-up with a female from a domestic violence investigation.”

Thomas said when police were there, they found out that a man who was inside the home was breaching his court-ordered conditions to have no contact with the woman and to not go to her home.

Thomas said officers were able to remove the woman, her 11-year-old child and basement-suite tenants from the home. Police then contained the residence to arrest the man, but he would not come out.

The emergency response team (ERT) and crisis negotiators were then called to the scene.

Thomas said that just before 2 p.m., a window was smashed, and police could see smoke and fire coming from the master bedroom.

The man then left the home and was arrested. Thomas said he was suffering from smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service was called to the scene, and Thomas said the fire caused extensive damage to the home. Investigators are still determining the exact cause of the blaze, but have deemed it “suspicious.”

The man remains in custody and, at this point, is facing charges of breaching his conditons.

RELATED: Two people dead after dramatic standoff ends with gunfire in Surrey

RELATED: Wanted man arrested after 5-hour standoff in Burnaby

 

Ambulance crews were on scene Monday afternoon after a fire started in a home on Southdale Crescent where a man was refusing to come out for police. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service crews were on scene Monday afternoon after a fire started in a home on Southdale Crescent where a man was refusing to come out for police. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Just Posted

Vancouver Canucks playing pre-season game in Abbotsford

Canucks hosting Ottawa Senators on Monday, Sept. 23

Abbotsford water polo talent earns national gold

16U athletes Sarah Portas and Annika Reinfjell help lead Fraser Valley to first

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Langley’s oldest and last strip bar shuts its doors

The Alder Inn, in operation since 1957, has reportedly been purchased

Fraser Valley developer offering to build barn owl nesting boxes for free

Gore Brothers says anyone with a suitable building can help the threatened raptor

Raptors announcer credited with calming massive crowd after shooting

Matt Devlin, the Raptors’ play-by-play announcer since 2008, was praised for preventing panic from spreading

Mini pinscher at Maple Ridge SPCA needs spinal surgery

Bane has a painful condition known as Wobbler Syndrome

Sexting teens at risk of harms including depression, substance use: study

Use of alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana were also found to be associated with sexting

Deadline for cabinet to decide future of Trans Mountain expansion is today

International Trade Minister Jim Carr described the decision as ‘very significant’

Mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of B.C. inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Dinosaur statues from defunct Dinotown theme park stolen in Chilliwack

The dinosaur figures once graced the theme park but were destined for Chilliwack fundraiser

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Most Read