The property on 2200 block of Sentinel Dr. was surrounded by police vehicles, including an emergency response team. (Photo credit Shane MacKichan.)

The property on 2200 block of Sentinel Dr. was surrounded by police vehicles, including an emergency response team. (Photo credit Shane MacKichan.)

Police warrant ends in standoff in Abbotsford

Loud bang heard by neighbours before officers arrive

A standoff ensued after Abbotsford police officers tried to arrest a man for minor charges at an east Abbotsford home Wednesday.

The man, facing a charge of fail to comply with recognizance, barricaded himself in the garage and refused to exit just after 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night, after police arrived.

Police, including the emergency response team, surrounded the property on 2200 block of Sentinel Dr. with multiple vehicles.

“To ensure his safety and others, police went in after several hours and arrested him without further incident and no one was harmed,” said Const. Rob Dyck, media spokesperson for the Abbotsford Police Department.

Neighbours say they heard a loud bang shortly before the police arrived. After three hours, officers moved into the home and the man was arrested.

“It wasn’t a home invasion,” said Dyck. “It was a residence where he was known to live at times, off and on.”

More charges may follow.