Written by Staff Writer
The British Columbia Emergency Management Agency is warning of an incident involving an RCMP vehicle in the RBC Heritage Preserve in Tynehead, British Columbia.
Following an exchange of gunfire, a man is in custody and the man and his vehicle have left the site of the incident.
The National Firearms Association says the incident occurred near Tynehead Rd (RBC Heritage Preserve) and a police vehicle was involved.
Currently there are no known injuries. RBC officials says due to the ongoing situation they have closed Beach Rd, Hwy 16 and Canada Way (RBC Heritage entrance) and will consult with local law enforcement as to the effectiveness of the closures.
This video shows the vehicle that was involved in the incident, confirmed to be owned by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (Warning: Very graphic content)
RBC’s Dustin Silverman said in a media release Wednesday evening that while the situation was not considered “imminent,” he urged visitors to stay clear of the area.
Authorities had initially issued a mandatory evacuation alert of the popular northeast British Columbia golf resort, where such alerts are normally imposed when there are natural hazards or major emergencies on a golf course.
New Canadian Premier John Horgan issued a statement saying: “The provincial government is actively monitoring the incident and our emergency management team and RCMP will be working closely with the Department of National Defence to coordinate the response.
“Our thoughts are with those involved and we hope everyone in the region can be safe as we work to figure out what happened.”