Shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2021, the Prince George RCMP received a complaint of a man who threatened an individual with a gun in a motel room in the 2300-block of Northwood Pulpmill Road.
When police arrived at the business, the man had already fled in a vehicle. Due to the high-risk nature of the complaint, the North District Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services Team were engaged to assist with searching for the man and the vehicle.
Less than one hour after receiving the initial complaint, police located the suspect on Patricia Boulevard near Connaught Hill and arrested him without incident.
Investigators transported the man, identified as 41-year-old Prince George resident David Harding, to the detachment where he remained in custody until he could attend court. Harding is known to police.
The B.C. Prosecution Service has approved the following charges against Harding:
- Break and enter
- Use of an imitation firearm to commit an offence
- Possession of a weapon
- Assault with a weapon
- Uttering threats
- Fail to comply with release order x2
“This appears to be a targeted event, as the victim and the suspect are known to one another,” Cpl. Jennifer Cooper. “Police do not believe there is any increased risk to the public at this time.”
This file remains under investigation.
If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.