Teen wearing RCMP hat arrested after gun scare on SFU campus

Oct 9 2019, 12:11 am

A 19-year-old was arrested at the SFU campus in Burnaby RCMP on Tuesday afternoon, after police responded to reports that a man was seen carrying a gun in the area.

According to Burnaby RCMP, “multiple” units from Burnaby RCMP responded to the 8800-block of University Drive, just before 2 pm, in response to the incident.

Police said that due to the nature of the call, “and the potential for threat to public safety,” members from Burnaby RCMP’s General Duty, Community Response Team, Bike Unit, Prolific Offender Suppression Team, Strike Force and Traffic Unit all “provided an integrated response,” along with RCMP Air Services, members from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services.

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Once on scene, police cleared two residences in the location where the man was last seen but did not locate him. He was believed to to have been wearing clothing with a police crest, believed to be an RCMP crest.

Police then received information that the man was in a classroom close to the WAC Bennett library. Officers responded to the classroom, located the man and “arrested him without incident,” police said.

At the time of his arrest, police said the man was wearing a ball cap with an RCMP logo on it and a “replica firearm” was located in a bag allegedly in his possession.

SFU also tweeted about the situation.

At this time, police said, no charges have been laid in relation to this incident.

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