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Suspected weapon possession led to lockdown in Richmond

The lockdown is over but the investigation is ongoing
Police closed down a section of King Road in Richmond's South Arm neighbourhood Tuesday. Photo: Facebook

The police incident which had a Richmond neighbourhood locked down for the best part of Tuesday was in connection to an alleged weapon possession inside a home.

Richmond RCMP had called in the emergency response team and asked the public to stay away from the South Arm area due to an “unfolding incident” at the 11000 block of King Road, just north of Shell and Williams roads.

According to police, at around 9:10 a.m., they were called to a residence in the area after receiving a report of someone allegedly in possession of a weapon.

Two individuals were located inside of a suite in the residence. One remains in custody for an outstanding warrant on an unrelated matter. No injuries were sustained by any of the parties involved.

"Our frontline officers flooded the area and quickly contained the scene," said the RCMP’s Const. Kenneth Lau.

"Despite the active and dynamic call, they took actions to ensure that the safety of the public was always maintained."

Police said no further information will be released at the moment as the matter is “active and ongoing.”

Anyone who may have witnessed, or have information regarding this incident, is asked to contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2020-13436. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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