The search for a robbery suspect led to a brief lockdown at the Apex school in Langleyâ€™s Otter area Tuesday.
Police spent several hours searching for their suspect, starting at about 10 a.m., said Const. Craig Van Herk, a spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
Some police officers were working on an unrelated matter in the 3100 block of 248th Street when a man approached and said someone had just tried to rob him, Van Herk said.
Police began searching the area.
Some time later, a youth officer giving a presentation at the Apex school at 244th Street and Fraser Highway spotted the suspect running through the school grounds.
â€œOut of an abundance of caution, they locked the school down,â€ Van Herk said.
Officers located and arrested a 34-year-old Surrey man, and he remained in custody as of Wednesday.
The Emergency Response Team was called out to assist in the brief manhunt.