Man pulls knife on New Westminster police officer

New Westminster police say an officer was assaulted by a knife-wielding man outside Royal Columbian Hospital last week.
Last Wednesday (Feb. 16), a man entered the front lobby of the police station asking for assistance. He said he was experiencing emotional health issues and wanted a ride to RCH and an officer was assigned to transport him.
When they got there, the man took a few steps before pulling out a large knife concealed in his clothing. He walked forward and the officer opened his holster while ordering him to drop the knife. The man kept walking and the officer repeated the command while radioing for assistance. The suspect eventually complied and dropped the knife.
A 44-year-old New Westminster resident was arrested and police are recommending he be charged with assault with a weapon and breaching probation.

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