Chilliwack: The RCMP said a 29-year-old man is in police custody following a high-risk incident in which shots were allegedly fired at the police.
The RCMP said at approximately 2:15 pm on Monday, Chilliwack RCMP officers were called to a residence in the 46000 block of Knight Road in a response to a distraught man who was reported to have access to multiple firearms.
Chilliwack RCMP, together with the Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team, attended the scene where the man was contained within a residence, the RCMP added.
“At approximately 7:45 pm, gunshots were allegedly fired toward police resulting in approximately 16 homes in the area of Knight Road near Queens Street, Melville Street and Downes Avenue being told to shelter in place and stay away from exterior walls,” the RCMP in a statement.
The Mounties said negotiations and efforts to reach a peaceful resolution continued for the next few hours and shortly before 12:30 am on Tuesday, a 29-year-old man was taken into police custody.
Chilliwack RCMP said they can confirm that the structure involved sustained significant fire damage during this incident.
“This incident was a very dynamic, high-risk situation for all those involved,” said Sgt. Krista Vrolyk, media spokesperson for the Chilliwack RCMP.
“Victim Services is available to anyone in need of support and we will be working with residents in the area over the next few days to ensure that they are aware of the services available.”