Nanaimo RCMP, Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team and RCMP Air Services were deployed to assist with a police incident Saturday morning.
At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, police received a report of two males and two females involved in a fight in an apartment in the Rock City Road area. There was information that a firearm may have been involved, said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in a press release.
Emergency response and air services had been involved with unrelated matters when they were called, according to O’Brien.
As a precaution, residents in adjacent units were evacuated. Contact was made with a 23-year-old man who exited his apartment and was arrested, along with a 46-year-old woman – both face charges of assault, uttering threats and firearm-related offences, as a rifle was located by emergency response, O’Brien said.
Two victims, located nearby, are co-operating with police and did not require medical assistance.