Suspect arrested after shooter targeted RCMP detachment in Vanderhoof

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A suspect is in custody in Vanderhoof just over an hour after police said there was an active shooter in the small northern community.

A man with a long gun began targeting the RCMP detachment in the 100-block of Columbia Street shortly after noon, B.C. RCMP said Thursday.

The man then continued to drive around the downtown in a pick-up truck, added Cpl. Madonna Saunderson in a news release.

“Fortunately, there were no reported injuries to anyone during this event.”

A man had been taken into custody without incident by 1:15 p.m.

Residents who were asked to shelter in place, lock their doors and not leave their home or business until the emergency police alert was rescinded.