RCMP make arrest in connection with ‘shelter in place’ in Ponoka County Sunday

Alberta RCMP have made an arrest in connection with a shelter in place order announced for Ponoka County and Maskwacis on Sunday.

In an update given by police at around 10:20 a.m. Monday, RCMP said the suspect has been arrested and there is no longer a risk to the community.

A tip from the public on a suspicious person is what led to the arrest.

“We appreciate everyone’s co-operation and patience during this incident” said police.

Sunday evening, Ponoka RCMP put a critical alert out for the county of Ponoka and Maskwacis after an “armed and dangerous” suspect was said to be in the area.

The suspect was described a 30-year-old man.

Police encouraged people to close and lock their doors and windows and to not to pick up anyone on the road.

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Police said more information is to come when charges are laid. Police have yet to say what led to the shelter-in-place advisory and arrest.

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