The police stand off in Ladner ended just before 9 p.m. after the suspect surrendered peacefully.
Delta police reported that the man, who had barricaded himself inside a shed in the backyard of a Ladner home for more than eight hours, safely surrendered to police at around 8:55 p.m.
Department spokesperson Const. Ciaran Feenan said officers responded to the home on the corner of 47th Avenue and 51st Street at around noon Wednesday after receiving a report that an emotionally distressed man had barricaded himself in a shed in the backyard with a firearm. At the time, police did not know what type of firearm the man might have or how many.
Shortly after police got the call, a large area surrounding the home was cordoned off while dozens of heavily armed police officers and the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team descended on the area. An amoured vehicle was also brought in and at one point officers could be heard urging the man to open the door, telling him he would not be hurt.
Delta Secondary, as well as Ladner and Port Guichon elementary schools, were locked down as a precaution. McKee House and the Ladner Pioneer Library were also evacuated and closed for the afternoon.
"At no time were any of the students at risk," Feenan said.
Officers were working with Delta school district throughout the afternoon to devise an evacuation plan for DSS.
The lock downs at the elementary schools were lifted and around 4 p.m., DSS students were taken by bus to Sacred Heart School for pick up.
More details to follow.