RCMP shot at by distraught man at residence in Chilliwack
Police are trying to bring the incident to a peaceful conclusion and asking nearby residents to stay indoors
Update: The incident has ended and residents are now safe to leave their homes, RCMP said Sunday morning.
Police in Chilliwack say they are in a standoff with a distraught man in a home who has fired shots at officers.
The RCMP is asking residents on Christina Drive to stay in their homes as the situation unfolds.
Chilliwack RCMP says officers were called to a residence on Christina Drive because of a distraught man around 9 p.m. PT Saturday.
Upon arriving, officers say they were shot at by the man, according to a release from Sgt. Krista Vrolyk. She did not say if any officers were injured.
"This situation remains very fluid," said the release.
There are numerous police officers in the area including an emergency response team, members of Chilliwack RCMP, crisis negotiators and a police helicopter.
'Very high risk situation'
Vrolyk said she was hopeful police would be able to bring the incident to a close without further violence.
"This is a very high risk situation and all police efforts are being directed to bring this incident to a safe conclusion," said the release.
Chilliwack RCMP are also asking the public to avoid the area and not share details on social media about the scene such as the movement of officers or their location.
Chilliwack RCMP are currently responding to an unfolding police incident on Christina Drive in Chilliwack. Residents of the Christina Drive area are advised to stay inside their homes. For safety reasons, do NOT share incident details / police locations on social media.—@UFVRD_RCMP
Vrolyk said she would provide an update to the situation upon its conclusion.