New Westminster police are still looking for a man with a long gun near Royal Columbian Hospital. (New Westminster Police)

One arrested after reports of man with long gun at Royal Columbian Hospital

Reports say man was looking to sell the rifle

New Westminster police have made an arrest after multiple reports of a man with a long gun at Royal Columbian Hospital Tuesday night.

Police say they received reports that a man with a rifle was trying to sell it in the Sapperton SkyTrain station area at 10:20 p.m

The man then apparently entered the hospital near the underground parking garage.

New Westminster and Transit Police set up a “containment area” around Royal Columbian and they, along with Coquitlam and Surrey RCMP, along with the RCMP K-9 unit did an “extensive search” of the hospital and surrounding area.

Police say they arrested a New Westminster man just before midnight on Oct. 10.

He is now in custody and firearm-related charges are pending.

“A report of this nature is something we take very seriously,” said Sgt, Jeff Scott.

“There is no public safety concern at this time, as we have the male in-custody who is alleged to have been carrying the firearm. We are thankful for this safe outcome, and our investigation is on-going.”


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

UPDATE: Abbotsford murder victim was brother of slain gang leader

Mandeep Grewal gunned down Thursday, brother Gavin killed in North Van in 2017

Children’s author shares her story with West Langley Elementary students

Gabrielle Prendergast toured Fraser Valley schools and libraries from Oct. 15-19.

Nominations wanted for Langley moms in need

The Mama Coach launched the 2nd annual Christmas for Mamas Giveback campaign.

Concert Series coming to Langley Community Music School

The Concerts Café Classico is returning to LCMS starting with a saxophone quartet on Oct. 28.

Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour

Celebrated singer-songwriter k.d. lang received the Alberta Order of Excellence in Edmonton

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said members could go on rotating strikes as early as Monday

Man who sexually assaulted teen is declared dangerous offender

Anton Foulds has more than 30 convictions, dating back to 1991

Anti-SOGI school trustee files defamation lawsuit against BCTF president

Barry Neufeld says Glen Hansman’s words caused him “indignity,” “personal harassment,” and “anxiety”

Ocean ‘blob’ returns to B.C.’s North Coast

A 2,000 kilometre patch of warm ocean water could signal a warm winter in Prince Rupert

Pot sales down by nearly 70% on Day 2 of legalization in B.C.

Several products on BC Cannabis Store are still sold out

Most Read