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Police continue to say little about what is going on near the Starlight Casino in the Queensborough Landing area of New Westminster.
Dozens of police officers converged on the area a few hours ago and are believed to be negotiating with a distrasught man with a gun
Says CKNW reporter Jordan Armstrong, "My G-P-S device tells me i'm 1-kilometre away from the starlight casino but this is as close as I can get."
Police have set up roadblocks all over the place as they deal with this incident near the Casino.
No official details from police at this point but we are hearing from witnesses that there may be a man with a gun in the area of the Casino.
We do not know if he has taken any hostages but there is a huge police presence.
Some callers to the CKNW newsroom report hearing police negotiators yell at the suspect within the past few minutes, to "Drop the gun, Drop the gun."
Within the past few minutes there were a couple of ambulances that went along highway 91-a approaching the casino and we have already heard that southbound traffic across the queensborough bridge has been blocked for quite some time, and now northbound traffic is being blocked as well.
It's not just new westminster police we're talking about here because also at the scene are RCMP vehicles, there's a Port Moody police car, Delta police - all helping out with this incident which we have yet to receive any official details on just yet.