Shots fired at westbound 401 ONroute in Cambridge

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O.P.P. highway safety and Waterloo regional police are investigating reports of shots fired at the westbound 401 ONroute service centre in Cambridge.

Officers were called to the area at around 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 12, said O.P.P. media relations officer and Sergeant Kerry Schmidt in a live video posted to Twitter. O. P. P. arrived at the scene, where they arrested a male suspect, he said.

No injuries were reported to the witnesses or the suspect, Schmidt noted.

Police still don’t have a clear understanding as to any motive, he said.

“With the assistance of the Waterloo Regional police with their tactical units, they ... assisted the O.P.P. with the investigation [and] clearing the building.”

Schmidt added there is no risk to public safety at this time.

“Obviously a very frightening experience when shots are fired within a public space.”

The ONroute location is closed “for most of the evening,” Schmidt noted. Forensic crime units were performing an investigation at the scene, he said.

Any one who was at that property who has information related to the case is asked to call 1-888-310-1122.

Swikar Oli, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Cambridge Times