UPDATE: Surrey school no longer under lockdown, suspect in custody

Cpl. Scotty Schumann said Kwantlen Park secondary school was locked down "out of an abundance of caution for safety.

A Whalley high school is under lock down as police investigate a report of a person with a weapon at a nearby residence

SURREY — A Whalley high school was briefly under lockdown Wednesday morning as Surrey Mounties responded to reports that “a lone person in a nearby residence may have a weapon.”

It happened in the 13100-block of 104th Avenue.

A man was arrested after police negotiated with him. Police found an imitation gun,

Cpl. Scotty Schumann said Kwantlen Park secondary school was locked down “out of an abundance of caution for safety and there was “no specific threat to nearby residents or schools.”

Police received the report at 9:05 a.m. and sent in the Emergency Response Team and a dog squad. Local roads were closed to pedestrians and vehicle traffic until it was all over at 10:15 a.m.

“The quick response of officers ensured that the risk to students and the public were minimized,” Schumann said. “We’re thankful this matter was resolved quickly by our officers at scene.”

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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