A Prince George man arrested from a drug bust back in June has been taken into custody once again by RCMP.
Police responded to information yesterday afternoon (Sept. 17) about a man with an outstanding warrant for his arrest hiding inside a home on 1900 block, Spruce St., where officers and members of the North District RCMP’s Emergency Response Team were stationed at for several hours.
At 5:30 p.m., Eric West surrendered and Spruce Street was eventually reopened around 8 p.m. once police ended their investigation.
Mounties also evacuated nearby homes as a precaution.
The 39-year-old was wanted on charges that included:
- Attempted kidnapping
- Assault with a Weapon
- Assault Causing Bodily Harm
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
West was also arrested in June after police conduct a search under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act at a Spruceland area home as part of an on-going drug trafficking investigation.
Prince George RCMP are thanking the public for their patience with yesterday’s Spruce Street closure.