Mission youth in custody after brandishing firearm in Abbotsford

ON Friday at 12:12 p.m., Abbotsford Police patrol officers responded to the 31000-block of Southern Drive for reports of a man holding a gun and approaching a vehicle with two female occupants. The suspect fled from the area before police arrived on scene.

Numerous officers responded to the area and located a male matching the witnesses’ description a short distance away. Before being arrested, the suspect was searched and police located a gun. The gun, which appeared real in appearance, was determined to be a BB gun.

Investigators are in the preliminary stages of this investigation. The suspect is known to the victims and this incident is not gang-related, Sgt. Judy Bird said

The suspect, a 17-year-old male from Mission, faces charges of uttering threats and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.

He remains in police custody.