Man with machete shot by police forces shut down of 29th Avenue SkyTrain Station

Dec 19 2016, 5:30 pm

The Vancouver Police Department has confirmed that there has been a police-involved shooting at 29th Avenue Station.

A man with a machete was threatening passengers earlier this morning, prompting police action and a closure of the station. The suspect has been taken to hospital and his condition is not known at the time of writing.

Access into 29th Avenue Station is closed until further notice to allow a police investigation. As well, as this was a police-involved shooting, the Independent Investigations Office has been notified.

TransLink says it has received permission from police to operate trains through the station on a single-track, without stopping. A bus bridge was in the process of being formed between Nanaimo and Joyce stations, but that has since been canceled due to icy road conditions.

Passengers on the Expo Line are also being asked to consider the Millennium Line as an option.

SkyTrain and bus services were already severely hampered this morning rush hour due to the surprise overnight snowfall, which is tripping track intrusion alarms. Severe crowding and delays are expected to continue throughout much of the day.

Few details are are available at this time.

More on this as it develops…

The morning commute after the snow. #yvr #commercialbroadway #vancity #skytrain #translink #delays

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