Transit police practice ‘critical incident’ response at Waterfront Station

Monday morning exercise will prepare police for a live shooter situation

  • Apr. 16, 2018 7:30 a.m.

Commuters heading to Waterfront Station in Vancouver Monday morning can expect to see a bit more activity than usual as the Metro Vancouver Transit Police practice their critical incident response.

The live training exercise is scheduled to start on and around a West Coast Express train after the morning commute.

It will involve a “high-risk arrest of an armed suspect who will be shooting from the train.”

READ: Transit police get 10% pay hike

Service is not expected to be affected.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Maple Ridge golfer scores an eagle on the first day of competition at the B.C. Games

John Kahlert scored the eagle on the 9th hole at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club in Duncan.

At-risk and vulnerable children attend camp thanks to the Ridge Meadows Salvation Army

For some of the campers, it is their first trip outside of Maple Ridge

Looking Back: Indoor archaeology at Haney House

History uncovered within walls.

Pets: Cat’s purr does a body good

‘As relaxing as a good book.’

Being Young: What happened America?

‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.’

BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies

The torch in the Cowichan Valley has been extinguished as Fort St. John gets ready to host the 2020 BC Winter Games

Heat wave hits B.C.’s south coast

Temperatures expected to hit the mid-30s in some areas

Man charged in 2006 Burnaby murder extradited to Canada from South Korea

28-year-old Jui-Kai Weng was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder

Soaring temperatures, high winds could worsen fires in B.C.’s southern Interior

Environment Canada’s forecast for the next week in the southern Interior does not inspire confidence, with temperatures in the 30s and winds gusting over 40 kilometres per hour.

Iran dismisses Trump’s explosive threat to country’s leader

Trump tweeted late on Sunday that hostile threats from Iran could bring dire consequences.

Update: Police probe Toronto shooting that killed 2, injured 12; suspected gunman dead

Paramedics said many of the victims in Danforth, including a child, were rushed to trauma centres

Why do they do it? Coaches guide kids to wins, personal bests at the BC Games

Behind the 2,300 B.C. athletes are the 450 coaches who dedicate time to help train, compete

Gold medallists at BC Games only trained together for 1 day

Ryan Goudron, Nathan Chan, Owen Pinto and Praise Aniamaka from Zone 4 - Fraser River ran together for the first time

Five taken to hospital after one of two Coquihalla accidents

One airlifted in critical condition, four taken via ambulance in stable condition

Most Read