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Transit Police arrest scissor-wielding man in Surrey

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Transit Police called in RCMP backup Tuesday night to deal with a man who pulled a half of a pair of scissors on them after he was stopped for a SkyTrain fare check at Surrey Central station.

Police say their officers were threatened by the man and responded by drawing their weapons and ordering him to drop the blade.

He didn't comply despite Transit Police efforts to de-escalate the situation by talking to him.

Surrey Mounties arrived quickly and the man was then convinced to drop the scissors and was taken into custody.

Nay Myo Thiak Aung, 31, of Vancouver, is charged with possession of a weapon and carrying and threatening to use a weapon.

He is known to police.

Transit Police are seeking witnesses, who are asked to contact the Transit Police watch commander at 604-512-4734.

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