Escaped federal offender taken into custody by Abbotsford Police

ON Thursday at 2:55 p.m., Abbotsford Police officers responded to a report of shots fired at Abbotsford Way and Marshall Road.

It was determined that Correctional Service of Canada officers were escorting a federal offender to a medical appointment when he escaped from their custody. While attempting to apprehend the escapee, a correctional officer discharged their firearm. No injuries were sustained as a result of the firearm discharge.

With the assistance of Abbotsford Police officers, Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Services and RCMP Air One Helicopter, the escapee was taken into custody without incident. There is no further risk to the public.

Abbotsford Police Major Crime Detectives have assumed conduct of this investigation.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of this incident, or has CCTV, dashcam video or information about this investigation is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 604-859-5225.