Police respond to an incident on Sooke Road on May 14, 2019.

Police respond to an incident on Sooke Road on May 14, 2019.

The operator of the Sunshine Early Childhood Centre in Colwood confirmed children were evacuated as a precaution Tuesday morning as police responded to an incident across from the daycare.

On Tuesday morning, RCMP responded to an incident at a townhouse across from the daycare on Sooke Road.

Daycare operator Kim Coy said she had just finished driving the kids to the centre when she noticed a large police presence across the street. She decided to evacuate the 40 children and move them off-site to nearby Juan de Fuca Park. The daycare does a daily field trip away from the centre so Coy said they just went early on Tuesday.

“My heart is going, it’s not a fun event. and it’s not something we like to see,” Coy said.

Coy said police have now left the area but they were armed with their rifles when they responded.

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