‘Police incident’ reported outside Vancouver International Airport

RICHMOND, B.C. – The Vancouver International Airport says there’s been a “police incident” outside its main terminal.

It says it’s working with the RCMP to respond to the incident, but did not provide details.

The airport says in a tweet that it’s currently “open and safe, with restricted access.”

DriveBC says most major routes and bridges around Richmond, B.C., were blocked due to the incident, though they have since reopened.

TransLink BC also suspended SkyTrain service to the airport for about a half hour.

Police have yet to comment publicly on the matter.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 9, 2021.