Central City Shopping Centre, as seen in a photo posted to centralcity.ca.

Charge laid in Surrey shopping mall threat

Central City mall was evacuated Sunday afternoon

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a threat aimed at Surrey’s Central City Shopping Centre late Sunday afternoon.

“We are not going into details,” said Surrey RCMP Constable Richard Wright, but added “it was a threat to public safety.”

Mounties responded to the threat at 4 p.m. and the mall, in the 10100-block of King George Blvd., was evacuated along with surrounding businesses as they secured the scene.

Wright said officers with the help of Integrated Police Dog Services determined the area was safe and then located and arrested a suspect at a nearby residence.

Inspector Manly Burleigh said police “responded quickly and efficiently to ensure the safety of everyone present.

“We treat every threat like this as real until proven false,” Burleigh said. “Our members did an outstanding job responding to a potentially dangerous incident.”

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

Former Canucks player from White Rock suing financial advisors for negligence

Jason Garrison claimed his advisors failed to take his circumstances into account

PHOTOS: North Delta remembers

Hundreds gathered at the North Delta Social Heart Plaza to pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country

Autism support dog refused bus access for being a ‘pet’

White Rock grandmother files complaint with TransLink, calls for better awareness of service dogs

Five free Christmas movies in Surrey on Cineplex ‘Community Day’ for charity

Donations encouraged on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 7

White Rock to ‘embark on a new direction’ for city’s management

Dan Bottrill has been the city’s chief administrative officer since 2012

VIDEO: Disney Plus gives Canadians a streaming platform that nearly matches U.S. version

The Walt Disney Company’s new subscription platform unveiled a comprehensive offering of nearly 500 films

What happens if Metro Vancouver bus drivers start a ‘good work’ strike?

Unifor has said they could get ‘creative’ with fare collection if transit strike drags on

Maple Ridge’s anti-panhandling bylaw gets final OK

Council votes 6-1 to ban aggressive begging

Nearly half of B.C. drivers nervous in winter conditions: BCAA

‘Wait and see’ approach common practice for 32% of B.C. motorists

Students plan rally at B.C. education minister’s office as district strike enters third week

Saanich School District students plan to rally outside Rob Fleming’s constituency office in Victoria

Sex assault charge stayed against Port Moody mayor

Rob Vagramov completed an alternative measures program, special prosecutor said

73% of B.C. residents agree with a temporary ban on vaping products: poll

54% say they would not date someone who vapes, Research Co. poll suggests

B.C.’s 13-cent gasoline gap still a mystery, Premier John Horgan says

NDP plans legislation this month, seeks action from Justin Trudeau

Group walking on thin ice at B.C. lake sparks warning from RCMP

At least seven people were spotted on Joffre Lakes, although the ice is not thick enough to be walked on

Most Read