Heavy police presence caught the eyes of many in Port Coquitlam Wednesday, as police investigated reports of shots fired in a wooded area north of Lincoln Park.
Police said officers were responding to reports of someone armed with a weapon. The reports stem from reports of shots fired from around 4:30 a.m.
Coquitlam RCMP are investigating reports of shots fired in a wooded area east of Chelsea Park in Port Coquitlam. Please avoid the area. 1/2
— CQ RCMP (@cqrcmp) June 6, 2018
The area where police were searching was just off Coast Meridian Road near Victoria Drive, but have since deemed the area safe.
School District 43 said Minnekhada Middle school and Leigh Elementary school had been place on a hold and a secure but has since been lifted.
Police incident in PoCo community north of Lincoln Park. Local schools are presently open. Please visit the schools' websites or district websites for more details. http://t.co/dfkg4xjPhj @Leigh_Elem @minnekhada #sd43
— School District 43 (@sd43bc) June 6, 2018