UPDATE as of 2:50 p.m. – The RCMP arrested a 32-year-old Fort St. John resident without incident. The individual who is known to police had several outstanding warrants in multiple communities of B.C. He will be held in custody to appear in Provincial Court tomorrow.
UPDATE as of 1:50 p.m. – The K9 unit, as well as a number of officers, have left the scene. No word yet on what is happening in the area.
UPDATE as of 1:30 p.m. – The RCMP have called in the K9 unit to help with the police situation. We are still waiting for information from the RCMP about what is happening in the area.
UPDATE as of 1:20 p.m. – The RCMP now have their guns in the ready position and are maintaining a strong presence in the area of 97 avenue.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP have an area on 97 avenue between 104 street and 102 street surrounded.
There are at least five RCMP vehicles in the area and RCMP members have their guns drawn.
At this time, residents in the area have said the RCMP are asking them to stay inside while they deal with a police situation.