ON Friday, October 1, at approximately 10 p.m., the New Westminster Police Department was contacted by a man who claimed his neighbour threatened to kill him and chased him with a spear. A verbal altercation over noise in the building allegedly preceded the incident.
When police arrived on scene, the suspect was located inside his residence. He followed the direction of police officers and was safely taken into custody. Police officers seized a long metal pointed rod which had been placed next to the front door.
“Thankfully no one was hurt during this incident,” said Sgt. Sanjay Kumar. “Disagreements between neighbours happens, and when it does, we encourage people to slow down, make good decisions, and treat one another with respect. That didn’t happen in this instance.”
Charges related to weapons and uttering threats are being considered.