Schools reopened after male apprehended in Duncan

North Cowichan\Duncan

2019-11-19 14:41 PST

File # 2019-20327

One man has been apprehended by police after attempting to harm himself with a knife and then fleeing from his residence on foot.

On November 19th at approximately 12:44 pm Frontline officers from North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Detachment responded to a report that an injured man had fled from a residence on Cowichan Lake Road.

Officers from North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Detachment Frontline Policing, General Investigation Section, Indigenous Policing and Community Policing as well as Island District Traffic Services and Police Dog Services flooded into the area to locate the man.

Shortly after the initial report, RCMP contacted partners within the nearby school district and officials at Tansor Elementary, Mount Prevost Elementary, as well as a nearby Church were notified and advised to keep children indoors while officers attempted to locate the man. Investigators did not believe the man was a threat to anyone else and had no connection to any children attending school in the local area, however, out of an abundance of caution the school instituted their own protocols.

The man was located and taken in to custody without incident approximately 1 hour after the call to police. Public safety is our primary focus advised Sgt. Trevor Busch In this case that included the safety of the man involved, but also safety of everyone in the nearby vicinity, that is why we took no risks and advised nearby schools to keep children indoors.



Released by

Cst. Pam Bolton

Media Relations Officer
Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP
6060 Canada Avenue, Duncan, BC
Office: 250-748-5522
Cell: 250-466-4361
Fax: 250-746-2126


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