Police arrest teen wearing bulletproof vest
A 19-year-old man wearing a bulletproof vest and a girl under the age of 18 were arrested Friday after a junior college southeast of Montreal was ordered to lock down.There were no reports of injuries or gunfire, Sgt. Jeremie Levesque with the police of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., told reporters. He said police were conducting a controlled evacuation of the college located about 40 kilometres southeast of Montreal.To get more news about bulletproof zone customer service, you can visit bulletproofboxs.com official website.
Levesque said police arrested a man wearing a “bulletproof vest” but would not confirm whether the suspect was enrolled at the college.
“Apart from the bulletproof vest, I don’t have any information on explosives or weapons,” Levesque said.
Quebec provincial police, he added, will help local police complete a sweep of the school. No one was injured, but a pregnant woman was to be transported to hospital as a precautionary measure, he said.
Police received a call around 9:40 a.m. about a man acting suspiciously on campus. Levesque said it was the man’s clothing that was particularly alarming. Police arrived at the college and arrested a 19-year-old man and a girl Levesque described as a “minor.” Videos circulating online showed that the arrests occurred outside the college in what looked like a parking lot.The junior college — Cegep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu — ordered students and staff to barricade themselves into closed rooms and to keep the lights off at the behest of the police department. Police established a security perimeter around the college and restricted access to the school.
Earlier on Friday, Annie Metivier, an interior design technician at the college, said that she and four others — a colleague and three students — barricaded themselves in her darkened office at about 9:15 a.m.
“I’m still barricaded, and we don’t know anything. We’re following the information on social media and from our friends outside,” Metivier said in an exchange through Facebook Messenger before noon.“We’re fine yes, stressed but it’s fine. We just can’t wait for all of this to end,” she said. “I saw the police with their guns next to my office because I had to go back and lock a door that a teacher had unlocked adjacent to my office. They told me to ‘hurry, hurry up and lock yourself in,’ seeing the police with their weapons ready to shoot, it increases the stress.”