Fredericton Police continue investigation into weapons complaint at Regent Mall

Police responded to a weapons call at the Regent Mall on July 3, 2021. Nathalie Sturgeon/Global News

The Fredericton Police Force says officers are continuing to investigate a weapons call at Regent Mall in Fredericton.

“We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue investigating a reported weapons complaint at Regent Mall,” the police force said in a tweet at 7:22 p.m.

“Officers will be on scene for some time. You may also notice police in areas adjacent to the mall as the investigation continues.”

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“The mall and the immediate area have been evacuated while we investigate,” said a tweet from the police force at 4:47 p.m. “Please avoid the area.”

They later confirmed the emergency response team was deployed to investigate a weapons call.

Around 5 p.m., there were multiple police cars at the scene, with one blocking the entrance. Officers could be seen with long guns drawn.

By 7:30 p.m. most police officers outside the building had left the scene.


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