Chilliwack RCMP and members of the Emergency Response Team conducted a raid on a house on Fairfield Island Wednesday morning.
“Police have 10000-block of Fairfield Drive area blocked off,” they said in a Tweet. “The RCMP ask the public to avoid the 10000-block of Fairfield Drive until further notice. Further details to follow.”
Police have 10000-block of Fairfield Drive area blocked off. The RCMP ask the public to avoid the 10000-block of Fairfield Drive until further notice. Further details to follow. pic.twitter.com/9lmCRsqrbd
— Upper Fraser Valley RCMP (@UFVRD_RCMP) June 3, 2020
The RCMP Tweet said “Fairfield Drive” but neighbours report the location is actually Fairview Drive.
Heavily armed officers moved in on the house early in the morning, shortly after 6 a.m. Neighbours say shots were heard in the area, and that one person was taken to hospital.
Several neighbours have also reported that the house has been known for regular criminal activity for at least the past two years.
There were several arrests throughout the morning, and the last person was removed from the house and arrested at about 11:30 a.m. Prior to that, the Emergency Response Team used a tactical vehicle to shoot a gassy substance into the house. They also employed a small robot device, the K-9 unit, and a spike belt.
The Chilliwack Fire Department and investigators arrived on the scene shortly after the final arrest, and caution tape has been placed around the house.
Chilliwack RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail said later on Wednesday afternoon that it is too soon to release any details of the event.
“It’s an unfolding investigation,” he said, but has confirmed that IHIT is not yet involved. Investigators were still on scene in that late afternoon collecting evidence. He confirmed they did respond to a shooting and a call of a suspicious person in the area.
More details will be reported as they become available.
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