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Fort St. John RCMP respond to incident near 85th Ave and 85th Street, one suspect arrested

Vaseline 2 months ago

A photo of the incident Sunday morning, taken by a witness. (Luci Holland, Facebook)

FORT ST. JOHN, BC – According to Fort St John councilor Trevor Bolin, local police officers arrested a suspect Sunday morning following an incident near the corner of 85th Street and 85th Avenue.

Details about the nature of the incident and the arrest have not yet been made public by the RCMP.

Throughout the morning, many residents took to social media to urge others to stay away from the area, with witnesses describing seeing K-9 units on the scene.

A witness posted on social media claiming that police arrived on the scene at 5am

“The suspect is now in police custody thanks to our local RCMP and (the Emergency Response Team),” Bolin said in a Facebook comment on a social media post.

“For those who live in the area, hopefully it will be a lot quieter. Thank you to those who posted to avoid the area and keep people informed to keep everyone safe.”

Energeticcity.ca has contacted the Fort St. John RCMP detachment to learn more about the incident.