UPDATE – 5:36 pm: West Shore RCMP say that the incident has been resolved with the suspect in custody.
In a tweet, they say, “Police have cleared the area as now safe and all roads have been reopened.”
A man with a firearm inside a home on Finlayson Arm Road has drawn a heavy police presence south of the Malahat.
RCMP say they became aware of the incident with a concerned call about the residence on Finlayson Arm near Millstream Road around 1 pm.
West Shore RCMP say their officers responded immediately and have since blocked off the area.
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Police ask you to avoid the area and nearby residents have been asked to stay inside their homes.