High Prairie, Alberta – On May 31, 2020 at approximately 2:00 a.m. the High Prairie RCMP responded to a traffic complaint that resulted in shots being fired at the police.
No RCMP members were injured and the vehicle was recovered abandoned at the Elk Rodeo Grounds with several firearms inside. It is believed three suspects fled to JC Park.
The Police Dog Services, Emergency Response Team and RCMP Helicopter were deployed to assist in the investigation. All three suspects have been apprehended and are currently in custody.
At this time there is no further risk to public safety.
If you have information about this incident you are asked to contact High Prairie RCMP at 780-723-3370 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.”.
High Prairie RCMP have advised that there is an active police event going on right now within Town of High Prairie limits and they are asking the Public to:
1. avoid the north west part of High Prairie, specifically JC Park and the Elks Rodeo Grounds.
2. Stay home, lock your doors and shelter in place.
High Prairie RCMP
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