A 40-year old man and 30-year-old woman are in custody after a police standoff in Abbotsford this morning.
Sgt. Judy Bird says Abbotsford Police first received reports of erratic driving, but it soon escalated.
“We were called to a collision at 8 a.m. with this stolen truck that had been involved in a collision with an SUV on Sumas Way at Lonzo Rd. The stolen truck left the scene and traveled westbound on Lonzo, where it went off road and crashed into a barricade. The two occupants of the stolen truck fled on foot immediately after the crash and they were observed entering a residence,” she said.
The pair refused to leave the home on Riverside Rd. for nearly three hours.
“Eventually a male did exit the residence with a pistol in his hand. When he exited the house, he dropped the pistol and started to walk towards officers. He failed to comply with their commands and therefore two Arwen projectile rounds were deployed, striking him in his lower extremities,” said Bird.
The man was then taken into custody and the handgun turned out to be a replica.
The woman was found to have injuries from the collision and was treated in hospital.
Bird says the two suspects are not known to Abbotsford Police, but have outstanding warrants from both B.C. and Alberta.
They are facing several charges, including breaking and entering into the home they barricaded themselves inside. Luckily, Bird says, the residents were not home at the time.