RCMP say man deemed risk located after removing monitoring bracelet, walking away

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RICHMOND, B.C. — RCMP say a man who allegedly cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and walked away in Richmond, B.C., has been located.

A statement from police says Woon Chan was found Friday.

Police issued a warning about 18 hours earlier saying they were contacted by corrections officials who reported Chan was wearing a monitoring bracelet but it had gone offline.

RCMP responded to an area of north Richmond near Minoru Park and found the bracelet but no sign of the 57-year-old man.

At the time, they described Chan as a risk to the public but did not say why.

The police statement doesn't say where he was found or what led to his discovery.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 22, 2021.

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