SFU is aware of Burnaby RCMP's presence on campus. Everyone is safe and the situation is resolved. For information contact @BCRCMP
Reports of a gun prompt major police response in Burnaby – BC News
Police responded with multiple units and a helicopter, and cleared two residences where the man was last believed to have been seen, in the 8800 block of University Drive.
Officers then got word the man was in a classroom near the WAC Bennett Library. Police attended and arrested a 19-year-old man with no incident.
Police said the man was wearing a baseball cap with an RCMP logo on it, and was in possession of a a replica firearm, but couldn’t confirm what type.
Multiple students took to social media to complain that the university had waited until the incident was over to alert students.
The university declined an on camera interview, but issued a statement saying it was aware of the police incident, which had been resolved safely.
inappropriate behaviour from the university by not informing students of what was happening on campus. absolutely unacceptable
I get that the public cant always be informed of exactly whats happening, but a simple warning to maybe stay away from the area is the very least you couldve done.
Burnaby RCMP have arrested a 19-year-old man following a gun scare at Simon Fraser University. Just before 2 p.m., multiple police units descended on the campus following a report that a male was seen carrying a gun. The suspect was seen wearing a ball cap with a police logo on it. "Due to the nature of the call and the potential for threat to public safety, members from Burnaby RCMP’s General Duty, Community Response Team, Bike Unit, Prolific Offender Suppression Team, Strike Force and Traffic Unit provided an integrated response along with RCMP Air Services, members from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services," Burnaby RCMP said. Officers cleared two residences and located the man in a classroom close to the WAC Bennett library. He was arrested without incident and found to be carrying a replica firearm in a bag in his possession. No charges have been laid.
Students reported low-flying helicopters and as many as 20 police cruisers on campus as officers responded to what is believed to have been a gun threat.
The university tweeted a short time later: "SFU is aware of Burnaby RCMP's presence on campus. Everyone is safe and the situation is resolved."