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RCMP respond to reports of an active shooter in Vanderhoof

Vanderhoof RCMP are asking residents to stay inside and avoid the downtown area as they deal with reports of an active shooter with a long gun targeting the RCMP detachment in the 100 Block of Columbia Street and then continuing to drive around the area.

The public is asked to stay inside or shelter in place, lock your doors and refrain from leaving your home or business at this time. All others need to avoid the downtown area and follow all police directions or restrictions.

Police believe the man is driving a white Ford pickup truck with an extended cab.

The individual should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see the suspect or the vehicle Do Not Approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Officers, as well as specialized units have been deployed and are responding to the incident. The public is asked to not post any photos or videos that disclose police locations or tactics.

A localized police Emergency Alert has been issued in Vanderhoof. Anyone in that area or about to enter the area could receive an emergency text alert advising of the situation.

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