A police incident unfolding on Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on Friday morning. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

A police incident unfolding on Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on Friday morning. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

RCMP and Transit Police swarm near downtown Maple Ridge

Large police response with guns drawn on Friday morning

There is a police incident underway on the Lougheed Highway near downtown Maple Ridge on Friday morning.

At approximately 9:45 a.m. there were public reports of five police vehicles and officers with firearms drawn just west of 222nd Street, near the Haney Bypass.

Witnesses said it appeared to be a raid on a residence on the south side of the highway, and one officer was seen holding a battering ram. Two of the vehicles on scene were marked Transit Police, and there were also Ridge Meadows RCMP officers at the scene.

Police had a woman and a man in handcuffs.

Ridge Meadows RCMP inspector Allison Good said local Mounties and Metro Vancouver transit police ‘worked together to serve a search warrant on a property in the 22100 block area of Lougheed Hwy on Friday morning. There was no threat to public safety.”

Police would not confirm whether they seized anything or charged anyone while executing the search warrant, saying, “The investigation is not complete and still ongoing.”


 


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