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Transit officer shot at Vancouver-area SkyTrain station; police look for suspect

An RCMP badge is seen during a police memorial parade in Ottawa on Sept. 26, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Francis Vachon

The RCMP say a transit police officer has been shot and they were searching for what they believe to be an armed suspect near a Skytrain station in Surrey, B.C.

In a statement, RCMP says they received 911 calls and an alert from Metro Vancouver Transit Police that one of their officers had been shot at the Scott Road Skytrain station at about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday.

They say the officer was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The RCMP established a containment zone, including the airspace, and was asking members of the public to stay away from the area.

TransLink said in a tweet the train station was closed due to the police incident and bus service was being offered as a replacement.

Sgt. Clint Hampton of Metro Vancouver Transit Police says a male officer was injured and he does not believe any members of the public were hurt.