What started out as a report of suspicious activity early Monday morning evolved into an incident involving the RCMP explosives disposal crew dealing with a suspicious package, a vehicle being seized and a person being questioned.
Langley RCMP Cpl. Patrick Davides said there was a report of suspicious activity early Nov. 12. He said it’s too early for the police to say what made the matter suspicious, the time it was first reported or location but it centred on a vehicle.
“It was found on the Langley area,” he said.
The RCMP decided to investigate the vehicle and put it in one of its bays.
“A vehicle was towed to the detachment,” he said.
Davies said that the police made the decision to transport the vehicle to protect the investigation and evidence.
“At least one person is being interviewed,” he said mid-morning Monday.
As part of the incident and for an abundance of caution, the RCMP cordoned off the area around the detachment but police operations carried on, he noted.
“At no time was the detachment completely closed,” Davies said.
The Langley Township Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance were on alert at the scene in case they were needed.
The explosives team “rendered” the suspicious package safe and will be determining whether it was explosive.