One person is in custody following a police incident on the Skwah Reserve in Chilliwack Thursday.
Before 9 a.m. on March 11, Chilliwack RCMP received a report of a male with a firearm in the vicinity of Ashwell Road near Wellington Avenue.
RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail said the presence of a firearm triggered the response from the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team.
“We engaged and the man was safely taken into custody,” Rail said.
Students and staff at McCammon elementary school in Chilliwack were in a hold-and-secure before noon on Thursday (March 11) due to the incident.
Chilliwack RCMP Tweeted at 11:16 a.m. they were on the scene nearby on Landing Drive on the Skwah Reserve just west of the western end of Wellington Avenue.
RCMP are on the scene of a police incident on Landing Drive. The area surrounding Wellington Avenue from Hamilton Street to Barritt Road and Ashwell Drive is cordoned off. Police urge the public to avoid the area. Further information to follow. pic.twitter.com/Unn752RQNq
— Upper Fraser Valley RCMP (@UFVRD_RCMP) March 11, 2021
The area surrounding Wellington from Hamilton Street to Barritt Road and Ashwell Drive was cordoned off.
Parents of students at McCammon received an email message from principal Brad Driscoll at 10:55 a.m.
“All staff and students are safe inside classrooms and I am in regular and immediate contact with the RCMP,” Driscoll wrote.
Just after noon, RCMP had made the arrest.
“The police incident is safely concluded. One person is in custody,” Upper Fraser Valley RCMP tweeted at 12:06 p.m. on March 11.
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