Police lift stay-at-home order after Chilliwack weapons incident

May 24 2020, 3:52 pm

Chilliwack RCMP say residents in the Christina Drive area can now leave their homes safely again after a weapons call that began Saturday night was resolved Sunday morning.

Mounties lifted the order around 7:30 am, adding they “thank all residents in the area for their patience and cooperation.”

They alerted the public just after 9 pm to an “unfolding police incident” in the Chilliwack neighbourhood involving a distraught man who had a gun.

When officers responded to a home in the 46000 block of Christina Drive, the man fired shots at police, Mounties said in a news release.

“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,” police said in their Saturday night release.

“This is a very high-risk situation and all police efforts are being directed to bring this incident to a safe conclusion.”

Mounties asked members of the public not to share their exact location on social media for safety reasons.

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