Suspects identified after schoolyard altercation in Port Coquitlam


2019-10-23 10:39 PDT

File # 2019-32133

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Several suspects have been identified and charges are likely after a confrontation involving OC spray (pepper spray) at a Port Coquitlam school yesterday.

The incident happened at 12:45 p.m. on October 22, 2019, in the parking lot of Terry Fox Secondary (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam) and involved numerous young males. During the confrontation, OC spray was deployed towards two males who were inside a car.

Front line Coquitlam RCMP officers were on scene in moments and stayed at the school throughout the day to make sure that students and staff felt safe, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP. Police are satisfied that we have identified all potential suspects who were at the scene. We are examining all the evidence to determine the exact charges that should be laid.

While the confrontation was occurring in the parking lot, staff at Terry Fox Secondary made the decision to put the school on hold and secure. The hold and secure was lifted about one hour after police arrived and determined that there was minimal ongoing risk. Apart from the OC spray, no injuries were reported during the incident.

Coquitlam RCMP would like to remind you to call 911 immediately if you see anyone acting suspiciously at or near a school. If you have information about this or any other crimes, call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550.

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Cpl. Michael McLaughlin

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP (English only)
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580


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