Active shooter in custody, no one hurt in Vanderhoof, B.C.: RCMP

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BC RCMP says it has sold Vanderhof, BC. One active shooter has been arrested in

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Sergeant Chris Manseau said no one was injured, and police took the suspect into custody without firing a shot.

Vanderhof residents were urged to shelter on Thursday afternoon as the RCMP responded to reports of an active shooter.


Police say they received reports of a man targeting an RCMP detachment with a long gun in the 100 block of Columbia Street shortly after 12 p.m., and then continued to drive around the area.

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“The public are asked to stay inside or take shelter in the place, to close their doors and to refrain from leaving their home or business,” the RCMP CPL said. Madonna Saunderson said in a media release earlier on Thursday.

“Everyone else is required to avoid the downtown area and follow all police instructions or restrictions.”

Police were looking for a lone male suspect in a white Ford pickup truck with an extended cab.

Patrols and special RCMPs were deployed to the scene, and Mounties asked the public not to post photos or information online that could reveal police locations or tactics.

Officials also issued an emergency alert for mobile phones in the area to warn the public.


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