A complaint of an individual spotted with a firearm at a residence on Yale Road on Friday led to a protracted police incident that included attendance by the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team (ERT).
|An RCMP officer on Yale Road in Chilliwack on Sept. 20, 2019 in response to a report of an individual with a firearm in a nearby residence. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)|
There was some confusion on the streets as traffic was rerouted around a portion of Yale Road near Woodbine Street, and Chilliwack middle school was in a hold-and-secure.
Chilliwack RCMP responded to a call that an individual with a firearm was seen.
Officers were focused on a recreational trailer in a driveway of a house on the north side of Yale west of Woodbine. An officer on a loudspeaker was repeatedly heard ordering the person out of the trailer with his hands up.
The incident began around the time of school being let out, and lasted well into the late afternoon with ERT eventually seizing a firearm.
RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail had no further details other than to say that the matter is still under investigation.
“The hold-and-secure at the school was strictly precautionary,” Rail said.
Students were being released to parents at the school, but those who walk home were asked to stay in the building.