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Lethbridge police carry out ‘high-risk’ searches overnight, man arrested

Police on scene at an incident in Lethbridge Sunday.
Police on scene at an incident in Lethbridge Sunday. Malika Karim

A 32-year-old man is under arrest following a number of “high-risk” searches overnight Sunday and into Monday morning.

Police, along with tactical team members, first entered a home in the 100 block of Heritage Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. after advising the public on Twitter to avoid the area.

The block was closed off to traffic while the search was conducted. Police later tweeted the “subject was not located” and “no one was injured.”

A motorcade of police vehicles, along with a heavy-armour vehicle, then left the scene and moved about three kilometres south, where police surrounded a property on Dalhousie Court.

Police on scene at an incident in Lethbridge Sunday.
Police on scene at an incident in Lethbridge Sunday. Malika Karim

Lethbridge police were not giving details about the nature of the “high risk incidents” but confirmed reports of an active shooter in the city were false.

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In a tweet, police asked the public to be cautious about what information they were sharing, saying “please stop spreading false information.”

Lethbridge police said they will provide an update Monday morning.

 

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