UPDATE: Richmond RCMP confirm that there was a shooting at YVR. One man is dead after the shooting at the airport. IHIT has taken over the case.
IHIT is deploying to YVR. A man was shot and killed this afternoon near the domestic departure terminal. Media availability later this evening in Richmond. Time/location TBA shortly.— IHIT (@HomicideTeam) May 10, 2021
Shooting outside YVR Intern’l depart's @3PM . 1 male victim. #RichmondRCMP intercepted getaway veh & were shot at by sus's.— Richmond RCMP (@RichmondRCMP) May 10, 2021
Officers not hurt. Sus's outstanding.
YVR Ops back to normal.
Sea Island Way shut down No. 3 Rd to Sexmith Rd.#IHIT handling any further queries. pic.twitter.com/5bTP0G95Qo
Police have taken control of the situation at the aiport. Flights are operating and the airport is open with restricted access in place. Please check on the status of your flight before leaving for Vancouver International Airport. No word on number of suspects. No arrests have been made. In light of the shooting Vancouver International Airport has released a statement via a Twitter post.
Statement from Vancouver Airport Authority: pic.twitter.com/aKL7rXQEQR— Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (@yvrairport) May 10, 2021
A burned out vehicle was found in Surrey. Its too early to say if this shooting is linked to the ongoing gang conflict in the lower mainland.
Bridges have re-opened along with the Massey Tunnel. Skytrain service has resumed. Traffic is doing much better in the area. Police have fully reopened the intersections of No 3 Road and Sea Island Way and Bridgeport Rd.
Major police incident that has most of the major routes in and out of Richmond currently shut down due to a shooting at the airport.
We are working with the RCMP and responding to reports of a police incident outside YVR main terminal. Please follow here for the latest info — airport is currently open and safe with restricted access, please check with airline for flight information. More updates to come.— Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (@yvrairport) May 9, 2021
UPDATE ON EVOLVING POLICE INCIDENT: We can confirm the situation has been contained at YVR. The airport is open and safe. Flights are operating. We will release more info as it becomes available. Check with your airline on the status of your flight before leaving for YVR.— Vancouver International Airport (YVR) (@yvrairport) May 9, 2021
The Massey Tunnel is completely closed and Northbound Alex Fraser is blocked. Queensborough bridge and Oak St bridge have just re-opened. The Knight Street Bridge is under lock down. Heavy police presence in the area.
Skytrain service has been restored but please be aware of delays.
#SkyTrain Canada Line is back to normal routing and now servicing all Sea Island Stations. Please allow extra time for trains to resume normal operating patterns. We appreciate your patience today ^sp
— TransLink BC | Masks Mandatory (@TransLink) May 9, 2021
Expo Line and Millennium Line remain unaffected.
More to come.