MAPLE RIDGE (NEWS 1130) — Students in two Maple Ridge elementary schools had been kept in class Thursday afternoon because of a police situation near them.
Eric Langdon and St. Patrick’s schools were impacted and parents weren’t able to pick up their kids for a short time. That hold has been lifted, but parents are asked to pick up their children then leave the area.
UPDATES: Hold and Secures at both Eric Langton and St Patricks is being lifted and parents can begin to pick up their children at the schools. We just request that once you pick up your children you leave the area immediately. Thanks for your co-operation.
— Ridge Meadows RCMP (@RidgeRCMP) September 17, 2020
A police dog had been helping with a search of the area a few blocks away from Reg Franklin Park, near 121st Avenue and 227th Street, according to police.
Mounties had asked people to avoid the area during their investigation.