New Westminster police are still looking for a man with a long gun near Royal Columbian Hospital. (New Westminster Police)

One arrested after reports of man with long gun at Royal Columbian Hospital

Reports say man was looking to sell the rifle

New Westminster police have made an arrest after multiple reports of a man with a long gun at Royal Columbian Hospital Tuesday night.

Police say they received reports that a man with a rifle was trying to sell it in the Sapperton SkyTrain station area at 10:20 p.m

The man then apparently entered the hospital near the underground parking garage.

New Westminster and Transit Police set up a “containment area” around Royal Columbian and they, along with Coquitlam and Surrey RCMP, along with the RCMP K-9 unit did an “extensive search” of the hospital and surrounding area.

Police say they arrested a New Westminster man just before midnight on Oct. 10.

He is now in custody and firearm-related charges are pending.

“A report of this nature is something we take very seriously,” said Sgt, Jeff Scott.

“There is no public safety concern at this time, as we have the male in-custody who is alleged to have been carrying the firearm. We are thankful for this safe outcome, and our investigation is on-going.”


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