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Distressed Man Results In North Vancouver Neighborhood Lockdown

North Vancouver Lockdown

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An incident on Wednesday around noon between North Vancouver police and a distraught man resulted in several buildings and streets near East 23rd Street and St. Georges Avenue to be locked down.

Buildings that were closed included the North Vancouver Provincial Court, the North Shore Alliance Church, the Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre, the Mickey McDougall Recreation Center, and the Centennial Theatre.

According to reports, a man with long grey hair, wearing dark-grey trousers and a black coat arrived outside the courthouse around 11:30 am. The man was heard screaming, and witnesses claim that the man was allegedly carrying a knife.

Police and a SWAT team-like emergency response team were called to the scene, and the man was peacefully apprehended. The lockdown has since been lifted.

A witness who works in the neighborhood claims that a man was heard similarly protesting outside the courthouse on Tuesday.

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