All NL athletes safe as police deal with incident at summer games: mission staff

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Heavy police presence, NL swimmers in lockdown on university campus

2013 Canada Games

Newfoundland Mission staff reporting all Newfoundland athletes are safe and accounted for as local police deal with a suspected domestic dispute near the male residence for the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que.

The residence is at nearby Bishop’s University. The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. and most of the residences were empty as athletes were competing or watching other competitions.


Very heavy police presence — SWAT team, riot police — at scene of Bishop’s University in Quebec, which houses athletes for the 2013 Canada Summer Games.

Unconfirmed report of gunshot(s). Sources saying there is a domestic dispute in a residence very close to campus.

Newfoundland and Labrador swimmers are in lockdown at the Bishop’s, instructed not to return to residence.


Newfoundland and Labrador’s swimmers are presently in lockdown at the Bishop’s University cafeteria with unconfirmed reports of gunshots on the university campus.

Swim team coach Brad Hutton, who is currently at the Newfoundland-Saskatchewan basketball game, has been in contact with his athletes, who have been instructed not to leave the cafeteria at this time.

There are reports of a heavy police presence, with tactical units, on the campus.

More details as they become available.



Organizations: Newfoundland-Saskatchewan

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Ross Williams
    August 06, 2013 - 18:07

    It grieves me to see my fellow Newfounders emboiled yet again in another dispute and not showing the famous Newfie hospitatity!! Were they enticed to show this kind of contact while in a neighbouring province??