FORT ST. JOHN, BC: On October 31, 2018 at 2:17 PM, the Fort St. John RCMP received information of a man who may be in possession of a handgun near one of the local schools located on 86th Street.
All available officers attended and set up containment in the area, but had learned shortly thereafter that the suspect had departed in an unknown green SUV.
Officers were able to contact the 23 year-old man and have him turn himself in to police.
The alleged handgun involved is believed to be an air soft pistol.
RCMP believe the public is not at risk regarding this incident.
The investigation is still in its early stages so no further information will be released at this time.
North Peace Secondary, Duncan Cran and Robert Ogilvie Elementary Schools were in a lock down mode during the incident. No one was injured.
Written and released by Fort St. John RCMP with edits by PJXM News.