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There was no active shooter and/or shooting in Port Hardy Tuesday night,  Port Hardy RCMP said.

The detachment released a statement Wednesday, debunking misinformation posted on social media that an active shooter was in the area with possibly multiple victims.

On August 2nd, RCMP said they responded to a 911 call around 7:45 p.m. reporting someone was in the bushes and may have a gun in the Gray Street area in the town centre.

Responding officers located a man matching the description provided of the suspect and promptly arrested him, but no weapon was found.

“We can confirm that there were no shots fired,” said Port Hardy RCMP Staff Sgt. Andrew Phillips. “We would like to urge the community to be careful with the information they post online to avoid unnecessary confusion and panic.”

RCMP have interviewed the 911 caller and continue investigating the report, asking anyone with information to call the detachment at 250-949-6335.