Man shot at Mounted Police in Washington

By Marcus Wohlsen, CNN • Updated 26th January 2020

(CNN) — A man was in custody Monday after he fired multiple shots at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the suburban Vancouver neighborhood of Langley.

Police received multiple 911 calls about a man with a gun just before 2 p.m. local time. During the incident, the man reportedly drove his vehicle back and forth. No one was injured in the shooting, and no one else was involved in the incident, police said.

“You’re right out here in the middle of the woods and hills. And it’s very, very quiet and peaceful, so you never know what you’re going to see,” Lindy O’Brien told CNN affiliate Global News.

She lives down the street and describes the area as quiet and sleepy.

“It’s kind of a living room in the suburbs,” O’Brien said. “People usually lock their doors and things like that.”

It was not immediately clear what the suspect was doing with a firearm, but police received a report of someone driving erratically in the area and firing shots at the vehicles, BCPD said.

The RCMP special tactical response team used a helicopter to locate the vehicle and conducted a dog search of the property, which turned up a firearm. The male suspect was found by the dogs and arrested. The suspect is not the intended target of the search warrant, CBC News reported.

The suspect will face multiple charges, including mischief, firearms offences and assaulting a peace officer, according to BCPD.

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