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Shooting forces 2 Hamilton schools into hold and secure: police

Police say Cathedral High School and Cathy Wever Elementary School were placed in a hold and secure, which was lifted about 90 minutes later.
Police say Cathedral High School and Cathy Wever Elementary School were placed in a hold and secure, which was lifted about 90 minutes later. Don Mitchell/900 CHML

One man is in custody following a shooting incident that forced two Hamilton schools into a hold and secure.

A heavy police presence responded to the area of Cannon Street East and Wentworth Street North just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say officers with the Emergency Response Unit, with the assistance of the K9 unit, arrested the man after a short foot chase and recovered a firearm.

READ MORE: Gun-related call forces Hamilton elementary school into hold and secure (May 28, 2019)

Police say Cathedral High School and Cathy Wever (wee-ver) Elementary School were placed in a hold and secure — which were lifted about 90 minutes later.

 

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Police say no one was hurt and they are continuing to investigate.

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