Police made multiple arrests early Friday evening after responding to a report of a fight in a West Newton neighbourhood. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

UPDATED: Surrey RCMP arrest six youths after fight involving airsoft pistol in Newton

Police chased up to 30 youths, arresting six, after they scrambled from a fight behind Kennedy Trail elementary

A youth is facing a charge of possessing a weapon dangerous to the police – an airsoft pistol – after Surrey Mounties responded to a “frantic” report about an “out of control” fight behind Kennedy Train elementary school late Friday afternoon.

The West Newton neighbourhood saw a massive police presence at about 5:15 p.m., in the area of 82nd Avenue, a couple blocks east of Scott Road.

Staff Sergeant Joe Johal said six youths were arrested. The police response was swift and dramatic.

“Surrey RCMP received a call from a female who reported a fight amongst two youths and the frantic caller advised that one of the youth has a gun on him,” Johal told the Now-Leader. “In the meantime, we received several other calls of an out of control fight among 25-30 youths behind Kennedy Trail Elementary school.”

He said “at least” 25 or 30 youths ran through the schoolyard into a nearby townhouse complex after police descended on the area.

Johal said police seized an airsoft pistol from a “young male.”

“One charge of possession of a weapon dangerous to public will be forwarded to Crown Counsel against this youth,” he said. “He was subsequently driven to his residence and released to the parents with a court date for that charge.

“Nobody wanted to talk. There was no victim, nobody was injured at all. It ended up turning into nothing,” Johal said Friday night.



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