A transit officer was shot at Scott Road SkyTrain station this afternoon, say RCMP.
According to Surrey RCMP, police received calls about a shooting at approximately 4:20 pm. At the same time, the detachment was alerted by Metro Vancouver Transit Police that one of their officers had been shot at Scott Road SkyTrain Station.
We can confirm that at approximately 4pm, a Transit Police officer was shot at Scott Road SkyTrain Station and has been taken to hospital. @SurreyRCMP is leading the active investigation. Media Release to follow from Surrey RCMP.
— Sgt. Clint Hampton (@SgtCHampton) January 31, 2019
Surrey RCMP said the officer was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Authorities are actively looking for the suspect, who may be armed.
Please continue to stay out of the area around the Scott Road Skytrain Station as we search for the suspect in the shooting of a @TransitPolice officer. Any updates will be provided through Twitter and media release. Media availability time TBD.
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) January 31, 2019
Commuters should note that SkyTrain service at Scott Road Station is completely closed. There is a bus bridge available from Scott Road to Gateway stations. Millenium and Canada lines are operating normally.
By 8:30 pm TransLink said trains were still not stopping at Scott Road Station and it was possible the station would remain closed until the end of service until police completed their investigation.
#SkyTrain service at #Expo Scott Road Station is closed completely due to police incident. Bus Bridge is in place from Scott Road to Gateway Stations. Millenium & Canada lines are operating normally. ^MR
— TransLink BC (@TransLink) January 31, 2019
The shutdown caused heavy traffic in the area. King George Boulevard was blocked westbound at 128 Street/ Bridgeview Drive towards Pattullo Bridge.
UPDATE: King George Blvd remains blocked westbound at 128 St/Bridgeview Dr towards Pattullo Bridge. Take Scott Road to cross Pattullo Bridge or consider Alex Fraser Bridge as an alternative. Avoid Bridgeview Dr due to severe congestion. #SurreyBC ^mg
— Surrey Traffic (@SurreyTraffic) January 31, 2019
Currently, Surrey RCMP, the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, and the Integrated Police Dog Services are working to locate the suspect. The public is being asked to avoid the area around the Scott Road Station and the area around 12500 Block of 113A Street.