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VPD arrest 2 armed men near Sexsmith Elementary

Last Updated Sep 16, 2020 at 2:22 am PDT

FILE (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Kids at Sexsmith Elementary in South Vancouver were kept locked inside their school Tuesday afternoon after a dramatic police incident unfolded nearby.

Police were called to Manitoba Street and West 59th after getting several 911 calls about two men armed with guns, who were spotted sitting in a parked car.

“As police arrived on the scene, the suspects attempted to flee by ramming their vehicle into police vehicles and civilian vehicles before colliding with a tree.

Both suspects were apprehended — one with the help of a police dog.

However, the school had to be locked down for some time.

“Out of an abundance of caution, officers asked officials at a nearby school to hold children at school briefly until the situation was resolved.”

The investigation is ongoing, but the two are facing charges.