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Report of shots fired leads to large police presence Downtown Chilliwack

RCMP were called to a scene on School Street where they searched an apartment building and the surrounding area.  - JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS
RCMP were called to a scene on School Street where they searched an apartment building and the surrounding area.
— image credit: JENNA HAUCK/ THE PROGRESS

Some residents and workers downtown Chilliwack noticed a large police presence on School Street behind Southgate Shopping Centre Wednesday afternoon.

A huge number of RCMP officers with rifles were on scene along with the dog services unit just before 4 p.m. for about 45 minutes for what turned out to be a false alarm.

Cpl. Lee Dyson of the Chilliwack RCMP said they received a report of shots fired, but after assessing the scene, searching dumpsters and eventually checking an apartment building they turned up nothing.

See www.theprogress.com for more information if it becomes available.

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