Surrey RCMP confirm transit officer shot at Scott Road station

Jan 31 2019, 2:21 am

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.

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.

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.

Expo Line passengers hoping to get to Scott Road must travel to Gateway Station and take a shuttle bus service. The bus is running every six minutes.
People are still able to access the bus exchange and park and ride at Scott Road Station.

The shutdown caused heavy traffic in the area. King George Boulevard was blocked westbound at 128 Street/ Bridgeview Drive towards Pattullo Bridge.

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.