UPDATE as of 5:22 pm – The incident is now over. Police say the incident started shortly after 3 p.m. when crime reduction officers tried to pull-over a person well known to police. The suspect then fled in the vehicle. The individual does not have a drivers license. The RCMP did not pursue the vehicle and instead went to the suspects home on 92 street.
At the home, the RCMP arrested two individuals, one with outstanding warrants and also seized an AK47, shotgun and an ornamental sword. The suspect who fled from police was not at the home and the RCMP are still searching for him.
Since charges have not been laid against the individual, the RCMP cannot release the suspect’s name.
UPDATE – Traffic is still moving on 100 avenue. The Police have a section 92 street blocked next to Century 21. The RCMP have taken at least two people into custody.
Residents who live in the area say the home the RCMP are investigating is a well-known drug house.
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— Fort St John RCMP (@FortStJohnRCMP) August 15, 2019
We are waiting for the RCMP to release more of information about the incident.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are asking residents to stay away from an area near 100 avenue and 92 street.
In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, the RCMP asked residents to stay away from the area due to a police incident.
Police incident at 100 Ave and 92nd Street. Please stay away from this area.Advertisement
— Fort St John RCMP (@FortStJohnRCMP) August 14, 2019
The incident is near the B.C. Hydro and Century 21 building on 100 avenue.
We have staff on the way to the incident and will share more information as it becomes available.