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Port Moody schools lockdown: Suspect arrested after manhunt

Police in Metro Vancouver have arrested a suspect following a manhunt on Tuesday morning that triggered a lockdown at six schools..

Arrest followed a manhunt on Tuesday morning that triggered a lockdown at six schools

Police closed off access to several streets in Port Moody on Tuesday morning as they hunted for a suspect. (Curt Petrovich/CBC)

Police in Metro Vancouver have arrested a suspect following a manhunt on Tuesday morning that triggered a lockdown at six schools.

Port Moody police launched the manhunt after being called to an alleged assault at a home Fernway Drive shortly after 8 a.m. PT. When police arrived they found one man with minor injuries.

Another man had fled on foot toward Coquitlam, where he allegedly attacked a woman and stole her car around 10:30 a.m. The woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

A suspect was arrested a short time later without incident after police located the car back in Port Moody. His identity has not yet been released by police and no charges have been announced.

Police also recovered a weapon at the home on Fernway Drive, but there were no reports of shots fired.

Police were called out after an incident outside a Port Moody home on Tuesday morning involving two men and a weapon. (Farrah Merali/CBC)

When the manhunt was launched police asked that Aspenwood Elementary School be placed under lockdown, but the school district later confirmed it placed six schools under a "precautionary" lockdown.

The schools placed under lockdown were Heritage Woods Secondary, Eagle Mountain Middle, Aspenwood Elementary, Anmore Elementary, Pleasantside Elementary and Heritage Mountain Elementary.

Google Maps: Birchwood Crescent, Port Moody

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