2021-05-09 by W.M.
Police search for suspects after shooting at Vancouver airport
Police say they are looking for one or moresuspectsafter a shooting at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C.It’s unclear if anyone was injured.
TheProvincial Health Services Authority said emergency responders received a call at about 3 p.m. PT about a police incident at the airport.
Bike paramedics at the airport responded and two ground units were dispatched, but no one was transported to hospital.
The airport said the situation outside its main terminal has been “contained” andthe airport is open and safe. Flights are still operating.
UPDATE ON EVOLVING POLICE INCIDENT: We can confirm the situation has been contained at YVR. The airport is open and safe. Flights are operating. We will release more info as it becomes available. Check with your airline on the status of your flight before leaving for YVR.
The incident has disrupted major traffic routes and police are asking people to stay away from the area.
The Alex Fraser and Queensboroughbridges, as well as the Massey Tunnel, were temporarily closedbut have since reopened, according to DriveBC.
Please avoid Sea Island and YVR today, if at all possible. Everyone is working hard to resolve the police incident & reopen Canada Line quickly. Media queries can be directed to our partners @RichmondRCMP https://t.co/MUzyt57rrg
TheTempleton, Sea Island Centre, and YVR-Airport stations on the Canada Line were also temporarily closed, but have reopened.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police are asking people to avoid Sea Island, where YVR airport is located, and the airport itself if possible.
Scene of the shooting at YVR this afternoon. Airport opened but road to departures blocked off pic.twitter.com/aTKc1JHof9