Man who attacked wife and children; set home on fire in Willowbrook, Langley has been arrested

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Langely: Andre Harvey Richard was arrested from the Southeast corner of British Columbia on Apr 3. He had attacked his estranged wife and put house on fire before escaping. Richard has been arrested for breaching his condition of no contact with his estranged wife and attempted murder. He entered the house located on 19600 block of Wakefield Drive on the intervening night of Apr 1 and 2.
On Apr 3 RCMP received a report of an erratic / possibly impaired driver near Fernie. The complainant was able to follow the suspect until the vehicle came to a stop.Richard exited his vehicle and went into the roadside bush. A crisis negotiator was called and after sometime Richard was taken into custody without further incident.
Langley RCMP Serious Crime Investigators are preparing to travel to Cranbrook to follow through on the investigation. The Report to Crown Counsel will be completed and submitted for charge approval.Police believe the estranged husband broke into the home and started the fire before entering his wife’s bedroom and assaulting her with a weapon.
The woman’s daughter attempted to intervene and was also struck with the weapon. The woman, her daughter and son were all able to escape the residence prior to it becoming fully engulfed.