Public Safety Not at Risk Following Report of Machete
Prince George, B.C. – After a concerning start to the morning in the Hart it turns out the public was never at risk.
Prince George RCMP Corporal Craig Douglass says just before 9:00 a.m. police received a report of a person with a machete near Heather Park.
He says several officers attended the scene while local schools were advised.
“Officers located a 19-year-old in a wooded area a fair distance from any school,” says Douglass. “He was in possession of a machete and in the process of using it for what it was intended, cutting down brush.”
He adds “at no time were children or any other persons at risk.” Douglass says police spoke to the man, advised local schools and left the area.
Sharon Cairns, interim superintendent with the Prince George School District, says the police report prompted both Heather Park and Kelly Road Secondary schools to declare a ‘code yellow.’
She says it means the outside doors to the schools were locked and monitored while students carried on with their daily activities.