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North Vancouver RCMP arrest suspect after Seymour incident

Armed Emergency Response Team called to scene Tuesday. The incident is now over and streets are opened.
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North Vancouver RCMP are on the scene of an incident in Seymour.

North Vancouver RCMP say one person was arrested following a high-profile police incident in the Seymour neighbourhood, Tuesday morning.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Lytton Street around 5 a.m. after a report of an assault inside a residence.

The assault resulted in serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to Const. Mansoor Sahak, North Vancouver RCMP spokesperson, but the victim was safe when police arrived.

There were rumours swirling on social media as the incident played out that there was an active shooter, shots fired or a gun involved, however Sahak said that was “definitely not” the case.

Still, the incident drew a heavy police response involving the armed Emergency Response Team, road closures and a temporary lockdown at Windsor Secondary while officers searched for the suspect. Sahak said the high-profile response was because of the mental state of the suspect and the potential for further violence.

Around 9 a.m., officers arrested one person.

The suspect was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act, and police are pursuing a criminal investigation, but it was too soon to say what charges may be coming, Sahak said.

“We’re still gathering evidence and collecting statements to determine what the appropriate charges are to forward,” he said.

The victim and the suspect both live in the residence, although Sahak could not say whether they were family members.

“We are not seeking any additional suspects and want to reassure residents that there is no risk to the public," Sahak said. “We would like to thank the public for their patience.”

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