RCMP place Grande Prairie Regional College in lock-down

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP responded to an incident at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) earlier today, placing it in a lock-down.

On Feb. 5, 2020, shortly after 10 a.m., RCMP received a report of a male walking through the college waving a knife.

Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC)
Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC)

Police responded to the college immediately and directed the building be placed into a lock-down. A search of the building was initiated immediately. Information gathered from witnesses and building security revealed the male had walked through the building waving what appeared to be a stick rather than a knife.

Using the description provided, police located the suspect male outside of the building, on the property. The male was taken into custody without incident, and police lifted the lock-down at approximately 10:45 a.m., after determining there was no threat to staff or students.

Initial reports indicate no threats were made by the male and no injuries were reported, however police continue to investigate.

The RCMP encourage the public to report suspicious activity and to call 911 for emergencies. If you have information regarding crime or suspicious activity, please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Grande Prairie RCMP
File 2020-169201

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