Richmond RCMP respond to weapons call

SHORTLY after 9 a.m. on May 19, Richmond RCMP received a report of someone allegedly in possession of a weapon at a residence in the 11000-block of King Road. Frontline police officers arrived within a very short time frame and quickly secured the area. 

Based on information received, frontline officers enlisted the assistance of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team. 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 Constable Kenneth Lau. “Despite the active and dynamic call, they took actions to ensure that the safety of the public was always maintained.” 

Police said as this matter is active and ongoing, no further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation. 

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