Police were on scene at a North Oyster residence for hours Saturday as a negotiator needed to be called in to coax an assault suspect out of a home on Cedar Road. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

VIDEO: Negotiator called in to coax assault suspect out of North Oyster house

Incident took place Saturday on Cedar Road

An incident in North Oyster over the weekend has resulted in an individual being arrested and charged.

A 49-year-old man has been charged with multiple counts of assault following an incident on Cedar Road over the weekend.

According to Ladysmith RCMP, police received multiple calls about a man threatening employees at a business located on the 13000 block of Cedar Road at approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Ladysmith RCMP Staff Sgt. Ken Brissard told the News Bulletin that the man was able to flee the business before the police could arrive on scene.

“Prior to the police arriving he retreated to an area residence and refused to come out,” Brissard said.

The staff sergeant said there was no one else inside the home that the man had entered. He said a negotiator and the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team were called in.

“We brought in somebody that is trained in negotiations,” Brissard said. “The ERT team was en route, but prior to their arrival the alleged accused came out and was apprehended.”

The individual is in RCMP custody and was charged with multiple counts of assault, according to Brissard, who said the man is expected to appear in court this week.

“His actions were such that the staff of that business felt threatened enough so that the male has now been charged with multiple counts of assaults,” he said.


nicholas.pescod@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook or follow Nicholas Pescod on Twitter

Just Posted

Island Ferries announces next step in bid to dock at SeaBus terminal

Foot-ferry company says it plans to start up service this summer

Pellet gun in vehicle triggers police take-down

Nanaimo RCMP had guns drawn as they stopped a car they suspected contained a suspect with a weapon

Smoking ban arrives on BC Ferries

No crackdown, just education as BC Ferries enacts smoking ban

New campaign combats stigma about dementia

Four years after Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Barbara Haines is ‘quite happy’

City of Nanaimo being sued by human resources firm

Integrity Group seeking more than $50,000 over what it claims are unpaid bills

Testing the Google Arts & Culture app

Going face to face with art

Cause of Northern B.C. seaplane crash released

TSB releases report on seaplane crash during a water landing in 2016 near First Nations community

Vancouver police crack down on pop-up pot vendors

Officers raided merchants’ tables on Robson Square late Sunday

Bell Media, NFL take appeal over Super Bowl ad rules to top court

At issue is a ban on substituting American ads with Canadian ones during the game’s broadcast

Crown seeks 4.5 years jail for B.C. woman convicted of counselling tax evasion

Debbie Anderson the latest from group to face jail for teaching debunked ‘natural person’ theory

Road conditions wreak havoc for Comox Valley drivers

Icy road conditions early Monday morning kept first responders very busy throughout… Continue reading

Brother of B.C. teen killed by stray bullet says the death left a void

Alfred Wong, 15, was gunned down in Vancouver while on his way home from dinner with his family

Movie filmed in Castlegar B.C. opens Friday

Hollow in the Land starring Dianna Agron will be playing in select cinemas.

Cougar window shops at Banff grocery store

An RCMP officer spots a cougar outside an Alberta grocery store

Most Read