Update on Yesterday's Lockdown

Langley

2017-11-23 10:22 PST

Dossier nº 2017-43544

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Police arrested a youth believed to be the ‘suspicious male’ in the east field of Brookswood Secondary School. The 17 year old Langley teen was released from custody bound by a number of conditions.

The events leading up to yesterday’s lockdown still require some clarification. It would appear there had been a confrontation involving pepper spray in the morning between a Brookswood student and our suspect. Police believe he returned to the school grounds later in the day and may have been in possession of a firearm.

The firearm has not been recovered at this time and there are multiple witnesses and involved parties still to be interviewed. The possibility the firearm was a replica is being investigated.

Rumours and conjecture on social media both during and after the events of yesterday did little to assist police in their efforts. Rather, the rumours served to hinder the investigation and escalated the anxiety suffered by the parents waiting for their children.

Police will continue with their investigation and if warranted, documentation will be forwarded to Crown Counsel for their consideration.
 

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Cap. Holly Largy

Agente des relations avec les médias
GRC de Langley – « Branché sur la collectivité »
langley.bc.rcmp.ca (en anglais seulement)
22180, avenue 48A, Langley (C.-B.) V3A 8B7
Téléphone : 604-532-3231
Cellulaire : 778-991-7932
Télécopieur : 604-532-3239

Courriel : holly.largy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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