An Abbotsford man has been charged following an incident involving a gun in Aldergrove on Tuesday morning.
Charles Raymond Charlton, 34, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a prohibited weapon with ammunition.
Langley RCMP received a call at about 6 a.m. that a man with a handgun was in a residence in the 3000 block of 271 Street in Aldergrove.
One man was immediately arrested at the scene, as a second man came out of a duplex wearing a camouflage hooded jacket and latex gloves.
RCMP say the suspect did not respond to police commands and attempted to re-enter the home, not realizing that the door had locked behind him.
He then fled on foot and tried to get into a neighbouring residence.
Officers had drawn their guns and were about 30 feet away from the suspect when he reached under his jacket to pull something out.
Police demanded that he stop and raise his hands, but he did not comply.
He then pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and threw it about 40 feet away. He was arrested, and a search revealed that a holster was located on his belt, along with tie straps in his pocket.
“Our officers showed remarkable restraint and we are fortunate that
this incident did not have tragic consequences,” said Supt. Derek Cooke Officer of the Langley RCMP.
According to the provincial court database, this is Charlton’s first set of criminal charges. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 18 in Surrey provincial court.