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‘Shots fired’ call that prompted Cloverdale evacuation likely fireworks: RCMP

RCMP on the scene of a shots fired call in Cloverdale on Monday. Global News

Police in Surrey evacuated a residential Cloverdale neighbourhood Monday morning after reports of shots fired.

But early Monday afternoon police said they now believed they were dealing with a case of fireworks being set off.

Surrey RCMP officers and the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team (ERT) were called to the home near 194 Street on 71A Avenue just after 9 a.m.

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“Officers attended the residence and attempted to speak to the occupants of the home,” Surrey RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Elenore Sturko said in a media release.

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“Two individuals are currently in custody, however, there is believed to be additional individuals inside the home.”

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Mounties said they had set up a perimeter around the home and cleared the neighbourhood of residents as a precaution.

Police also redirected traffic from the area, with 195 Street closed in both directions, but cleared the area Monday afternoon.

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