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RCMP cancel public safety alert in La Ronge, multiple people taken into custody

RCMP are looking for a suspect allegedly involved with a dangerous incident in La Ronge on Sunday.
RCMP are looking for a suspect allegedly involved with a dangerous incident in La Ronge on Sunday. RCMP / Supplied Photo

Saskatchewan RCMP cancelled a public safety alert for dangerous persons with firearms in La Ronge.
The alert was issued on Sunday at 12:40 p.m. after early information indicated there were two men with handguns. The alert stated shots had been fired at police.

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Residents were asked to lock their doors and windows and be cautious of anyone asking for a ride.

At 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, RCMP said multiple individuals were taken into custody and no injuries were reported.

Police added the individual whose photo was released with the public safety alert has not yet been located and officers continue to look for him.

“His identity has not been confirmed. The public should remain vigilant,” RCMP stated.

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Police described the suspect as an adult male, short dark hair with sides shaved, wearing dark pants and a dark shirt with gold patterns down sleeves and dark runners. He was last seen on foot in the area of Far Reserve Road in Air Ronge. There was a possible sighting of him going north on Number 2 Highway, police said.

If anyone sees an individual matching the description of the suspect in the photo, they can contact their local police service or RCMP. In an emergency, call 911.

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Police say the suspect is considered dangerous and should not be approached.

As of Sunday evening, police remained at the scene in the Air Ronge and La Ronge area.

The investigation is ongoing and more details are expected to be released on Monday.

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