Driver shaken up after RCMP draw guns

A Prince Rupert resident was shaken up after an incident that occurred last Monday night.

  • Wed Nov 12th, 2014 7:00pm
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A Prince Rupert resident was shaken up after an incident that occurred last Monday night.

The Rupertite said he witnessed a team of RCMP surround a pickup truck in the parking lot, with two officers armed with service pistols and one with a rifle.

The witness said he had been asked to park their vehicle after going through the McDonald’s drive-thru. When the pick-up truck pulled up beside him and parked on the driver’s side of their vehicle. A few moments later, both were surrounded by a number of RCMP cruisers.

“I hear yelling. It’s the police yelling at the driver and the passenger of the truck to put their arms up,” said the witness, who asked their name not be used.

Const. Matt Ericson, spokesperson of the Prince Rupert RCMP, confirmed RCMP had responded to a call in the McDonald’s parking lot on the evening of Nov. 3.

“We received a complaint that was a very high risk call, possibly subjects that were armed in a vehicle,” Ericson said.

“Once the occupants of the vehicle were secured the level of the risk came down. One person was taken into custody, however at this point charges have not been forwarded … it is an ongoing investigation, and I can’t release any further details on that,” said Ericson.