Squamish RCMP has arrested a man who was walking on the edge of a cliff on Stawamus Chief and was believed to have weapons on him
Police first received a call in the morning at 10:45 am from a woman hiking the Chief. She alerted the police to a man who appeared to be having a mental health crisis.
The man was walking on the edge of a cliff and was believed to be have weapons on him.
Squamish RCMP attended and requested the assistance of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team (LMD ERT). Police ascended the first peak of the Stawamus Chief in their police gear in order to assess the risk to those in the area and contact the man.
At 12:30 pm, Squamish RCMP were able to locate the individual and apprehend him without incident. The LMD ERT team were able to assist in getting all those involved safely down the monolith.
“We would like to thank the public and the media for avoiding the area while our teams ensured the safety of all those on the Stawamus Chief” stated Sergeant Sascha Banks.
“Our geographic area can be extremely technical and challenging for a police response and we are lucky to draw from the expertise of the LMD ERT speciality teams for these exact type of calls.”