SURREY â€” A man with an axe had a two-hour standoff with police on Tuesday night before a negotiator talked him out of the house he had barricaded himself inside in Newton.
Police say the 34-year-old man, whose name has not been released pending charges, forced himself into a relativeâ€™s house in the 8200-block of 134th Street at about 7:30 p.m.
Family members escaped and called police. Nobody was injured.
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said the man had an axe but he didnâ€™t threaten anyone with it.
â€œHe used that to damage the house.â€