Foothills County, Alberta – The Okotoks RCMP have one male in custody following a robbery with a firearm that occurred earlier today at a rural residence.
At 11:28 a.m., the RCMP were dispatched to a 911 call of a robbery. Information provided to the RCMP is that one shot was fired from a gun, but believed to be a blank. The suspect fled the residence and a description was provided to the police. The RCMP contained the area around the residence and within ten minutes of the dispatch, located the vehicle and took the male suspect into custody.
Okotoks RCMP have engaged the Forensic Identification Section for assistance in conducting a scene examination. The suspect vehicle has been seized and a search of the vehicle is pending. Other support units such as the Crime Reduction Unit and criminal analyst are providing their assistance.
The RCMP can assure that there is no further risk to the public in relation to this incident. Several factors of this incident remain under investigation.
An update is anticipated to be released tomorrow, with further information related to the suspect.
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