COURTENAY, B.C- Residents of central-east Courtenay saw a large amount of police activity this evening.

According to multiple eyewitnesses, multiple police vehicles and officers arrived at a residence across from the municipal works yard along Piercy Avenue, shortly after 6:30 p.m.

The witnesses indicated that the officers were heavily armed, and used a battering ram and flash-bang explosives to enter the home. Multiple people were taken into custody.

Exact information on what occurred and why remain unavailable as of this publication. A request for comment will be sent to the RCMP.