Shots fired at RCMP during standoff with 'distraught' male in Chilliwack

CHILLIWACK — RCMP in Chilliwack say shots were fired at Mounties responding to a call about a "distraught male" Saturday night.

Police say in a release that it happened around 10:00 p.m. as officers arrived at a residence on Christina Drive.

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They have not said whether anyone was injured, but called it a "high risk" situation.

They note that neighbours on the street had been asked to stay in their homes.

Spokeswoman Sgt. Krista Vrolyk says crisis negotiators and members of the Emergency Response Team were on scene trying to safely resolve the incident.

Police have also asked people to not share any photos that could reveal their location on social media.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 24, 2020.

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