Chilliwack: One man was taken to hospital after an alleged assault at a Chilliwack residence on Wednesday afternoon.

In a press release, Chilliwack RCMP said officers were called to the area of Yale Road near Broadway Avenue at approximately 1:45 pm after receiving a report of a weapons related incident inside a residence. 

Upon arrival, police discovered one man suffering from significant injuries, who was transported to hospital after getting first aid, the Mounties said. 

The police said they received information that there were other people and weapons still inside the residence.

Thereafter, the Lower Mainland District’s Integrated Emergency Response Team (IERT) was deployed. 

“IERT safely cleared the residence of all remaining people. However, they discovered a number of firearms and a possible explosive device. The Explosive Disposal Unit was called in to safely remove the device which upon examination was determined not to be an explosive,” the Chilliwack RCMP said.

RCMP said they believe that this was a targeted incident 

“Chilliwack RCMP are still in the preliminary stage of this investigation. This was a serious high risk situation that resulted in one man sustaining significant injuries,” said Sgt. Krista Vrolyk, media spokesperson for the Chilliwack RCMP. 

“Our General Investigation Services Team is working hard to gather evidence to ensure that the person or persons responsible for this incident and those responsible for the illegal firearms are identified and brought to justice,” Sgt. Krista Vrolyk added.

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