UPDATED: Firearms scare over

ERT rushed to Aldergrove on Friday after reports that people were seen with weapons. None were found, said RCMP

The Emergency Response Team's Tactical Armoured Vehicle (TAV) was used here in Mission on Tuesday but was in Langley last Friday when reports came in about people with weapons on Fraser Highway.

The Emergency Response Team's Tactical Armoured Vehicle (TAV) was used here in Mission on Tuesday but was in Langley last Friday when reports came in about people with weapons on Fraser Highway.

Police descended on the centre of Aldergrove on Friday following a report that several people were seen with weapons.

The road was closed from 264 Street and 268 Street for approximately two and a half hours, re-opening at 12:45 p.m.

Const. Craig Van Herk, who speaks for Langley RCMP, said that at about 10:20 a.m. on Friday Langley RCMP officers responded to a report “involving multiple people and firearms” in the 26700 block of the Fraser Highway.

Fraser Highway was closed as a precautionary measure to ensure public safety,  Van Herk said.

The Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team (ERT) was dispatched to the scene using their Tactical Armored Vehicle (TAV). The TAV, which is an army tank, had been in Langley only the day before at Langley RCMP’s Junior Cadet Camp.

Police were unable to located anyone with firearms, he added.

He said that investigators stayed in the area “just to make sure.”

Van Herk said on Monday that police had no new information to indicate if there was a real threat of people with weapons or whether the information was a hoax.