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Man who fired shots near Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia is in custody

By Raja Razek, CNN

A male with a long gun who was targeting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, on Thursday has been taken into custody, authorities said.

Police instructed people to shelter in place, lock their doors and refrain from leaving their business or home, according to the RCMP, after reports at 12:26 PT of an active shooter driving a Ford pickup.

Police saw the vehicle again just after 1 p.m.

“A brief pursuit was initiated, during which a police vehicle was rammed,” police said. “The suspect was then arrested without incident.”

Officers and specialized units were deployed in response. No injuries were reported in the incident, according to the RCMP.

A lockdown has been lifted as there is no indication of any ongoing threats to the public, according to British Columbia RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Madonna Saunderson.

Vanderhoof is located roughly 522 miles north of Vancouver.

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CNN’s Steve Almasy contributed to this report.

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