One person is believed to be deceased after a hazardous materials incident in Langley City on Monday, but police say there is no danger to the public.
The investigation is still underway, but police believe one victim has died in an apartment on 201st Street, said Cpl. Craig van Herk, a spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
The death is not considered suspicious, but because there may be hazardous material in the suite, first responders are moving cautiously to access the apartment unit, van Herk said.
The incident saw part of 201st Street south of Michaud Crescent closed off as City firefighters, RCMP, and a hazardous materials team arrived at the scene in the late afternoon.
Several units near the affected suite were evacuated, van Herk said.
A resident of the area, who gave her name as Robin, said Langley RCMP told her not to enter her home on 201st street, but did not go into detail.
“We just received a call from the police not to go home, that there was an incident.”
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