RCMP officers are responding to a call of shots being fired in the Centennial Park area of Moncton.
In an Alert Ready message sent at 10:17 a.m., police advised residents to lock their doors, stay away from windows and take shelter.
“Residents/schools/businesses and people in area should lock doors, shelter in place and stay away from windows,” police said on Twitter.
Police are also ordering people to avoid calling 911 or police directly to seek additional information.
“It’s important to keep police phone lines available for information related to locate the individual,” RCMP said.
Schools under lockdown
Schools in the area are under lockdown, including Bernice MacNaughton High School, Hillcrest Middle School and Bessborough School. Harrison Trimble High School has also tweeted it is under lockdown.
The RCMP has advised us that 3 schools are on lockdown (BMHS, Hillcrest & Bess) due to a reported incident in the area. We will update as more direction becomes available to us from the RCMP. Student & staff safety remains our priority.
— AnglophoneEast (@AnglophoneEast) May 13, 2021
“We will update as more direction becomes available to us from the RCMP. Student & staff safety remains our priority,” the Anglophone East School District said in a tweet.
In an email to parents, École Sainte-Bernadette said students and staff have been asked to remain inside. No one is allowed inside the school either.