Burnaby RCMP units descend on SFU after report of man carrying gun – Burnaby Now

Burnaby RCMP units descend on SFU after report of man carrying gun - Burnaby Now
Buildings evacuated at SFU Burnaby campus amid gun scare
An RCMP spokesperson said officers were called to the campus just after 2 p.m., to reports of a man wearing clothing with an RCMP crest carrying a gun.

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.

RCMP officers swarmed the university at around 2 p.m., evacuating two residences in the area where the man was last seen before finally tracking a suspect to a classroom near the WAC Bennett library.

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.

The incident was resolved within a couple of hours. SFU announced on Twitter that "everyone is safe and the situation is resolved" at around 4 p.m.

Multiple students took to social media to complain that the university had waited until the incident was over to alert students.

VANCOUVER – There were some tense moments at Simon Fraser University Tuesday as police responded to reports of a man carrying a gun on the Burnaby campus.

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."