Police incident closes King George Blvd in South Surrey
A busy South Surrey road was closed for hours Sunday evening after a fight outside a home in the 2600-block of King George Boulevard.
A man and a woman were taken to hospital after suffering minor injuries in the altercation.
What triggered the brawl and exactly who was involved remains unclear.
“We’re still trying to clarify a lot of the stories we’re getting, or not getting,” Cpl. Bert Paquet said Wednesday, noting three “persons of interest” have been identified.
Police were alerted to the trouble around 6:45 p.m. by residents who called 911 to report a fight – possibly involving weapons – in the front yard of a two-storey home. Several people were taken into custody, however, a standoff ensued when one person ran back into the house.
Officers with the Emergency Response Team surrounded the home. Witnesses reported seeing a man on his knees in the front yard. Video footage shows officers order a shirtless man to crawl to them, at which point he was cuffed.
Paquet said alcohol was a factor.
“This is not being pursued as a drug case, but more of potentially an assault or weapons-related investigation,” he said.
King George was closed between 24 Avenue and 152 Street, and police secured the scene overnight to obtain a search warrant. While weapons were a focus of the search, investigators would not disclose if any were recovered.
As of Peace Arch News’ press deadline Wednesday, no charges had been laid.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).