July 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Updated: July 15, 2019 10:44 pm

Nanaimo mall evacuated after reports of youth with gun

Police outside the Woodgrove Centre Mall in Nanaimo on Monday.

Allen Felker

Nanaimo RCMP says the city’s Woodgrove Centre Mall was evacuated Monday evening, due to reports of a young man with a gun.

There were no reports of shots fired, and police said no one was hurt.

Investigators located the suspect around 6:30 p.m. away from the mall.

Investigators said he remains in custody and was being held for court on Tuesday.

Police said they would provide more information on Tuesday morning.

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