ERT called as Port Alberni man barricades himself in house

Omoah Place on the Tseshaht First Nation Reserve closed for hours as RCMP deal with a man with a gun.

A man with a gun has barricaded himself inside a home on Omoah Place on the Tseshaht First Nation Reserve off of Highway 4. Port Alberni RCMP have been on scene for several hours, and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) has apparently been called in to help diffuse the situation.

Tseshaht Chief Councillor Hugh Braker has been keeping members of his community apprised of the situation on his Facebook site.

Power has been turned off in the neighbourhood, according to reports, and people who were not able to leave their homes were asked to stay indoors and away from windows.

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