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.
Police ask you to avoid the area and nearby residents have been asked to stay inside their homes.