Lockdown at CEGEP Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu; two arrests


A younger man and lady have been arrested after Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu faculty (CEGEP), south of Montreal, was positioned in lockdown Friday morning.

Around 9:40 a.m., police acquired a name from the varsity on Du Seminaire Boulevard regarding a person inside exhibiting “suspicious” behaviour.

Students at Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu faculty (CEGEP) are on lockdown on Nov. 11 2022. (Marie-Pier Boucher/Noovo Info)

It is just not but clear what the behaviour was or whether or not the person, 19 years previous, was armed. He was arrested round 10 a.m.

A lady, who’s underage, was additionally arrested round that point. It’s unknown if she was additionally inside the varsity at any level.

Woman arrested at CEGEP Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu (picture: Laurence Bilodeau, pupil)

A video of the arrests reveals the person wearing a white long-sleeved shirt, darkish cargo pants and what police have confirmed as a bullet-proof vest. He is seen kneeling in entrance of police together with his fingers behind his head.

The video additionally reveals the girl, carrying a black shirt, gray jacket and inexperienced cargo pants, additionally on her knees. An officer is pulling her fingers behind her again, presumably to handcuff her.

Police wouldn’t verify whether or not the suspects are linked to the faculty.

Two younger folks, a person and a girl, had been arrested at CEGEP Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, south of Montreal (pictures: Noovo Info / Laurence Bilodeau)

The lockdown was nonetheless in place as of 11:30 a.m. Students and employees had been ordered to barricade themselves in a room and switch off the lights, in response to an announcement from CEGEP director Nathalie Beaudoin posted on the varsity’s web site.

Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu police have established a safety perimeter across the faculty and the general public is requested to avoid the location, together with college students and oldsters.

Students barricaded themselves inside CEGEP Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Source: Laurence Bilodeau, Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu pupil / Noovo Info)

Officers are nonetheless canvassing the world. According to officer Barbara-Anne Dion, it is too early rule out of the potential for different suspects. 

No accidents have been reported and no gunshots have been heard. 

Beaudoin stated all faculty actions can be cancelled for the rest of the day.


This is a breaking information story. More to return.


With recordsdata from The Canadian Press. 


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