Heavily armed police officers helped execute a search warrant at the Alpine Motor Inn in Abbotsford Friday. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Heavily armed police officers helped execute a search warrant at the Alpine Motor Inn in Abbotsford Friday. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford police raid Alpine Motor Inn unit

One man was detained when police executed a search warrant at motel

Heavily armed police officers detained at least one person while executing a search warrant at the Alpine Motor Inn on Marshall Road Friday afternoon.

Officers attended the unit Friday afternoon as part of an investigation into a major crime, APD spokesperson Const. Deanna Dixon said.

As police trained their weapons on one of the motel units just after 3 p.m., a lone man holding a piece of clothing emerged and surrendered to police, according to a News reporter on the scene. Police urged the public to avoid the area, which is near the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts and just east of Clearbrook Road. But Dixon said there was “no immediate risk to the public.”

Witnesses reported seeing flashbangs thrown toward the unit well before the man emerged.

The man detained at the scene was seen by paramedics before being placed into the back of a police cruiser and driven from the scene.

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