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UPDATE: Man in hospital with serious injuries following assault on Yale Road in Chilliwack

Homes in immediate vicinity were evacuated after discovering possible explosive device

UPDATE: 6:50 p.m.

One man is in hospital following a weapons-related incident in Chilliwack Wednesday (May 3).

RCMP were called to a home on Yale Road near Broadway Street around 1:45 p.m. where they found a man suffering from significant injuries, Sgt. Krista Vrolyk stated in a press release later that same day.

He was given first aid by RCMP before being transported to hospital.

Police received information that there were other people and weapons still inside the residence.

The Lower Mainland District’s Integrated Emergency Response Team (IERT) was deployed and they safely cleared the residence of all remaining people; however, they discovered a number of firearms and a possible explosive device.

As a precautionary measure, homes in the immediate vicinity were evacuated. The Explosive Disposal Unit was called in to safely remove the device which upon examination was determined not to be an explosive.

RCMP believe this was a targeted incident and do not believe that there is any ongoing risk to public safety.

“Chilliwack RCMP are still in the preliminary stage of this investigation. This was a serious high-risk situation that resulted in one man sustaining significant injuries,” Vrolyk said. “Our General Investigation Services Team is working hard to gather evidence to ensure that the person or persons responsible for this incident and those responsible for the illegal firearms are identified and brought to justice.”

The incident was resolved more than three hours later, according to a tweet by Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment at 5:47 p.m.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611.

Or call CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Chilliwack RCMP file #2023-16886.

Original story:

Chilliwack RCMP are on the scene of an “unfolding incident” on Yale Road between Broadway and Menzies streets on Wednesday afternoon (May 3) around 2:45 p.m.

Police are recommending that the public avoid the area, but no details are known yet about the nature of the incident.

Several officers were seen directing traffic and holding a perimeter with police tape.

The area taped off includes Yale Road from Woodbine Street to Menzies Street. Broadway Street is blocked from Fraser Avenue to Yale Road.

Sources say there had been a heavy police presence at the Young Street Market on Young Road before the incident command moved to Menzies.

A witness reported nine RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) vehicles seen arriving in the city at 3:15 p.m.

Note: The time stamp on this story is incorrect. The story was actually published at 2:58 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. The Chilliwack Progress regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused.

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