Police incident prompts stay-at-home order for Chilliwack neighbourhood

May 23 2020, 9:44 pm

Update as of 7:30 am on May 24, 2020: Police say the incident is now over, and residents can leave their homes.

Original story:

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.

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