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 residents of the area should lock doors, take cover and stay away from windows,” police said on Twitter.
An RCMP helicopter can be seen over the Centennial Park area.
Police ordered people to avoid calling 911 or the police directly for further information.
“It is important to keep the police telephone lines available for information on the whereabouts of the individual,” said the RCMP.
Police have also asked people to avoid posting information on social media about police locations or operations.
Schools in the area are closed, including Bernice MacNaughton High School, Hillcrest Middle School and Bessborough School. Harrison Trimble High School also tweeted that it was on lockdown.
The RCMP have informed us that 3 schools are on lockdown (BMHS, Hillcrest & amp; Bess) due to a reported incident in the area. We will update as the RCMP gives us more direction. Student & amp; staff safety remains our priority.
“We will update as the RCMP gives us more direction. The safety of students and staff remains our priority, ”the English-speaking school district of the East said in a tweet.
In an email to parents, École Sainte-Bernadette said students and staff have been asked to stay indoors. No one is allowed inside the school either. According to Radio-Canada, students and staff at École Le Sommet were also invited to stay indoors.
The Moncton Christian Academy also emailed families saying the school was closed.
Due to this police operation at Centennial Park in #Moncton , Horizon has closed its COVID-19 Assessment Center and Blood Collection Clinic at the Moncton Coliseum. If you had an appointment, do NOT go to the Colosseum. Follow @RCMPNB for more information. https://t.co/T125eCziOa
Horizon Health Network has closed its COVID-19 assessment center and blood collection clinic at the Moncton Coliseum.
“If you had an appointment, please DO NOT go to the Colosseum. “
On Twitter, police advised the public shortly after 9:30 a.m. to stay clear of the area.
“Please avoid the area to allow the police to work,” New Brunswick RCMP said in a tweet.
Centennial Park borders Millennium Boulevard, which is closed to traffic.
“Codiac Regional RCMP have set up a perimeter and the public is urged to stay clear of the area,” police said in a tweet shortly after 9 a.m.