METRO Vancouver Transit Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Sean Trevor Cuddeford, 33, of no fixed address, who escaped police custody on Wednesday night.
During the incident, a loaded firearm was seized and one officer was seriously injured.
At approximately 10:50 p.m., on Wednesday, November 4, Transit Police officers checked a man in the area of Surrey Central Station who had an outstanding Canada-wide warrant for break and enter and is well known to police. When officers tried to arrest the man, he immediately began resisting arrest and fighting with officers, twice breaking free and eventually evading arrest. The man left behind a large hockey bag containing a Smith & Wesson 40 calibre handgun loaded with live ammunition and a rifle-style pellet gun.
Another Transit Police officer, who was responding to the officers’ request for immediate assistance, was involved in a collision at 128th Street and 93rd Avenue in Surrey. The officer, who remains in hospital, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries, including a fractured hip. He will be going into surgery for the second time. “Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this collision,” said MVTP Chief Dave Jones. Transit Police thanked Surrey RCMP for their assistance with investigating the collision.
This file is in the early stages of investigation; however, Transit Police expect to recommend several charges including escaping lawful custody and multiple firearms charges. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cuddeford is asked to contact Transit Police at 604-515-8300 or text them using the code 87.77.77.