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Rural area east of Calgary taped off amid ongoing RCMP investigation

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Neighbours say officers have been on scene at a rural property east of Calgary since Monday night but RCMP are being tight-lipped as to the reason for the investigation. Michael King reports. – Nov 26, 2020

Though the circumstances surrounding an ongoing RCMP investigation east of Calgary are unknown, officials confirmed to Global News Tuesday morning that investigators have been on scene for over 24 hours.

Firetrucks, ambulances and multiple RCMP cruisers could be seen in the area of Highway 564 and Range Road 274, east of Delacour, Alta.

An RCMP investigation east of Delacour, Alta., can be seen on Nov. 25, 2020. Global News

RCMP say while they have cordoned off a section of land in the area there is no risk to the public.

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Tents can be seen set up in the containment area and emergency personnel are wearing HAZMAT suits or using oxygen tanks.

An RCMP investigation east of Delacour, Alta., can be seen on Nov. 25, 2020. Global News

Although the reason for the investigation isn’t known, RCMP confirmed it was not linked to a homicide.

Rocky View County Fire Services is on scene assisting with the investigation.

An RCMP investigation east of Delacour, Alta., can be seen on Nov. 25, 2020. Global News / Kevin Billo

The hamlet of Delacour is located roughly 10 kilometres east of Calgary.

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An RCMP investigation east of Delacour, Alta., can be seen on Nov. 25, 2020. Global News / Kevin Billo