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One arrested in Quesnel after reports of a gun at apartment near shopping mall

The man was taken into RCMP custody without incident
One person was arrested without incident from an apartment unit on Malcolm Drive near Save-On-Foods after RCMP responded to a report of a man who was possibly in possession of a firearm Wednesday, Oct. 12. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Shoppers were on edge late Wednesday morning (Oct. 12) as the Quesnel RCMP had their weapons drawn at an apartment complex near Save-On-Foods at West Park Mall.

One man was arrested after officers surrounded the green-coloured building across from the grocery store and climbed the brown stairs to the upper-level unit.

Quesnel RCMP media relations officer Sgt. Clay Kronebusch said before 10 a.m., police responded to a report of a man who was possibly in possession of a firearm.

He was taken into custody without incident.

“The investigation is ongoing,” Kronebusch said.

No further information is available at this time.

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