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Breaking: Hostage situation at Starlight Casino

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A hostage situation at New Westminster's Starlight Casino has caused major traffic disruptions early Thursday.

Buses in the area of Queensborough Bridge in New Westminster were on altered service because of the closure of the southbound lanes.

Northbound access from the Alex Fraser Bridge on Highway 91A is so far not affected.

All accesses to the casino were also blocked by the police presence.

As of 7 a.m., TransLink spokesman Drew Snider noted the following bus service changes:

• No. 104 is terminating at 22nd Street station, with no service to Annacis Island; there is one shuttle bus on Annacis.

• No. 340 is using the Pattullo Bridge to get to 22nd Street SkyTrain station.

• No. 410 is on its regular route northbound to 22nd Street station, but the return trip is via Marine Way and Knight Street Bridge.

No immediate word on how long the closure is expected to last, but commuters should consider alternate routes.

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Someone not using their gamesense?

I hope the police get it under control and no one gets hurt.

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Dude must want his money back badly..

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Insane. I was there at like midnight playing Blackjack.

I could hear a bunch of sirens on the bridge like an hour and a half ago, possibly related.

Anyone have news?

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Insane. I was there at like midnight playing Blackjack.

I could hear a bunch of sirens on the bridge like an hour and a half ago, possibly related.

Anyone have news?

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They're saying on the news that it isn't a hostage taking, but a standoff with a man that may be armed.

Similar to the Pacific Rim incident a few weeks ago.

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I used to work at Starlight and I was talking to a few of my friends working this morning in Security. Hope everyone is okay.

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1 - 1 Peaceful resolution

2 - 1 Armed take down

3 - 1 Suspect killed

10 - 1 Suspect escapes

Place yer bets!

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Man, after seeing all the threads about bombs, earthquakes and now this, I'm glad I live in Edmonton.... it's way safer here. ;)

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Man, after seeing all the threads about bombs, earthquakes and now this, I'm glad I live in Edmonton.... it's way safer here. ;)

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Walked over to the corner to see what was up.

All I know for sure is that they didn't need to deputize a new police dog to assist, sorry Harry.

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Apparently he's taken a female staff worker as hostage. They're using a robot to bring a cell phone to him now.

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1 - 1 Peaceful resolution

2 - 1 Armed take down

3 - 1 Suspect killed

10 - 1 Suspect escapes

Place yer bets!

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Pretty crazy, I stopped working security there a year ago to the day.

Hope everyone's okay!

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One would hope next time they find a sniper before the morning rush. What a mess.

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1 - 1 Peaceful resolution

2 - 1 Armed take down

3 - 1 Suspect killed

10 - 1 Suspect escapes

Place yer bets!

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Apparently he's taken a female staff worker as hostage. They're using a robot to bring a cell phone to him now.

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I work pretty close. Alex Fraser was a mess this morning. Took one of my colleagues over 3 hrs to get here from Coquitlam.

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RT @gracekeglobal: Just heard a loud bang. Not sure what it was but ambulance just rushed into scene. @GlobalBC

RT @gracekeglobal: Police confirm male is down. Unclear on his condition. @GlobalBC

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