Police attend Royal Crescent modular housing on Monday. Contributed

UPDATE: Two arrested at Maple Ridge modular housing complex

But they were not residents of the building: RCMP

Two people were arrested as RCMP converged on the Royal Crescent modular housing complex in Maple Ridge Monday afternoon, with guns drawn and pointed at the building.

But they were not residents of the complex, according to police.

Firefighters were initially called to the location for reports of a fire on the second storey of the supportive housing complex, according to reports, and police soon followed.

Ed Lineham, who lives next to the modular housing complex, said in an email that there were seven police cars outside and, at one point, a man started to climb out a window.

However, Lineham said, the man climbed back inside after an officer yelled at him.

He added that two people were later brought outside in handcuffs.

Lineham said that he’s had to put up with loud noise, “and constant attendance at the shelter by emergency vehicles.”

“Something has to be done immediately improve the control and security of this facility so neighbours can live without constant noise and fear.”

Coast Mental Health, which operates the facility, said later on Monday that the incident had been resolved.

Ridge Meadows RCMP said Tuesday that there were three separate incidents in the same area, at the same time, which accounted for the large police presence, adding that just one of those responses was to the modular housing complex.

Const. Julie Klaussner said that the two people who were arrested at the scene were not residents of the complex.

No other details were available about any of the three incidents.

“Right now, police are just dealing with ongoing investigations and we’re not releasing any more information more about those files.”

She said police had rifles drawn – an option used at the discretion of officers when they are dealing with an incident.

Police could release further details if charges are laid or if there is a need to further an investigation, Klaussner added.

There were no injuries.



pmelnychuk@mapleridgenews.com

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