Police incident at Newton Athletic Park on Saturday, March 30. (Image: Google Maps)

Parents, kids flee Surrey park after reports of man with firearm

Surrey RCMP say it was an imitation weapon

Surrey RCMP say they have arrested a man for “various offences” after there were reports of someone with a firearm near a Newton park.

Surrey RCMP said officers were called to Newton Athletic Park Saturday afternoon around 1:50 p.m. for reports of a man with a firearm while a “large sporting event” was taking place, according to a news release.

The Whitecaps Adidas Cup tournament, a youth event, was taking place at the park when the incident happened. People on social media were posting that they had to leave the park.

Police said the man was taken into custody.

The investigation is still in its early stages, “but initial indications are that this is an isolated incident.” Police said there is no risk to the public and it was an imitation weapon.

Anyone with further information is asked to contaxt Surrey RCMP or Crime Stoppers.



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