Suspect in police standoff in downtown Vancouver arrested

A standoff in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday ended with the arrest of a 34-year-old Vancouver man.

At around 4 a.m., the Vancouver Police Department were called to a disturbance in an apartment on Hornby near Drake Street. Investigating officers located two men and a woman in the suite, along with a quantity of drugs and a firearm. As officers were arresting the three people, one of the men allegedly fled on foot and was tracked to his residence a couple of blocks away.

The man refused to open the door, which led to a police response that included VPD negotiators, the Emergency Response Team, and other first responders who secured the area around Hornby and Beach Avenue for hours. Officers located the man allegedly hiding inside the residence just after 8 p.m.

“Public safety, including the safety of suspects and our officers, is a priority for the VPD,” said Constable Jason Doucette. “Once the man was isolated in his residence there was no indication that anyone was in danger. Our officers continued to use a calm and patient approach that led to a safe resolution.”

The 29-year-old Coquitlam man and 25-year-old Whistler woman arrested at the original location, along with the Vancouver man arrested following the standoff, remain in custody as the investigation continues.