Surrey woman stabbed outside elementary school

SURREY — A Surrey elementary school went into lockdown this morning after a man allegedly slashed his wife with a knife during a domestic fight outside.

It happened at about 8:30 a.m., at Royal Heights Elementary. No pupils were harmed.

"For obvious safety reasons, the school was in lock-down for a few minutes until we could confirm the safety of the students," Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said. "Students were never threatened or at risk during this targeted incident between two adults."

Police said the woman sustained small cuts to her hands and she was not taken to hospital. A 34-year-old Surrey man was arrested.

"Charges have not been finalized, as officers continue to investigate the first stages of this case," Paquet said.

Names have not been released. It’s not been confirmed if the couple has children attending the school.

Police ask witnesses to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

tzytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: The day 28,000 Lollapalooza-goers rocked Cloverdale in 1994

Fans share memories of drugs, bad Smashing Pumpkins, Nick Cave walk-off and ‘letdown’ of Surrey date

Surrey veteran feels pinch from COVID-19 after cancelled surgery

Caught between two countries, and low income, soldier feels he’s been forgotten

Surrey parents, students navigate remote learning during COVID-19

The Surrey school district teachers are slowly rolling out plans for new way of educating

Two people fined for trying to re-sell N95 and surgical masks in Delta

Police confiscated over 5,000 masks and are working with Fraser Health to see them put to good use

Peace Arch News ad sparks discussion about value of community newspapers

White Rock resident hopes front-page note shines light on revenue loss during COVID-19 crisis

VIDEO: ‘Used gloves and masks go in the garbage,’ says irked B.C. mayor

Health officials have said single-use gloves won’t do much to curb the spread of COVID-19

Sex workers face new risks during COVID-19 pandemic

‘Desperation has kicked in’ for vulnerable, undocumented workers unable to access help

Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty

No fines or charges have been laid to date, including Cowichan couple who won’t self isolate

COVID-19: Postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says

Contract with private surgical clinic to help clear backlog

Vancouver man, 21, charged after mother found dead in Squamish home

Ryan Grantham, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder

Fraser Valley’s tulips fields off limits to visitors due to COVID-19

Abbotsford and Chilliwack tulip farmers have announced their festival season won’t go ahead

Don’t stop going to the doctor, just do it virtually: B.C. association

Doctors encourage patients to access telephone, online visits

Most Read