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Howay on 'shutdown' while NWPD raid home

New Westminster police raided a house on 10th Avenue Wednesday requiring a "soft lockdown" of nearby F.W. Howay elementary.

Police say with the help of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team they executed a search warrant at about 11 a.m. As a precautionary measure, Howay students were told to stay inside the school and no visitors allowed in.

School district superintendent/CEO John Gaiptman called it a "soft lockdown." That meant they could carry on with their school day but they weren't allowed out at lunch. They were allowed to leave at 3 p.m.

A man suspected of break and entering was arrested without incident and was to appear in New Westminster Provincial Court on Thursday.

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