Update as of 7:30 am on May 24, 2020: Police say the incident is now over, and residents can leave their homes.
Police are currently in the process of responding to what has been described as an “unfolding police incident” in a Chilliwack neighbourhood.
According to a news release issued by Chilliwack RCMP just after 9 pm Saturday, police are advising residents in the Christina Drive area to stay inside their homes.
“For safety reasons, do NOT share incident details/police locations on social media,” reads the release warning residents.
Officers were called to a residence in the 46000 block of Christina Drive in response to a distraught male. When they arrived, the individual fired shots at police.
“This situation remains very fluid and a heavy police presence including the Emergency Response Team, members of the Chilliwack RCMP, RCMP Crisis Negotiators and Air One remain in the area,” continues the release.
“This is a very high risk situation and all police efforts are being directed to bring this incident to a safe conclusion.”
Due to the nature of the ongoing situation, few details are available at this time.