Full details are not out yet, but there was a “police incident” today in NorthVancouver, which resulted in the closure of two bridges from the North Shore.
(No, the cops aren’t looking for me. Although this is fairly near our home, and only a few blocks up the street from where embroidery and quilting guilds meet.)
If you look at the map, you will see that a) the bridges aren’t that close to each other, and b) the incident was close to neither.
By closing both bridges, the police can completely isolate the North Shore from the rest of the world. (I assume they put checks out at the Seabus and the road up to Squamish, although whoever they were looking for would have to be pretty stupid to head that way.) Also, by closing the bridges, the police have probably tied up all traffic everywhere on the North Shore as well, preventing the perp from going very far in any case
Although we don’t know what happened, IHT indicates a homicide, and the response indicates someone may have been kidnapped, as well.