Whitecourt RCMP respond to 911 report of male in distress in possession of a gun

Whitecourt, Alberta – The Whitecourt RCMP have taken one male into custody following a 911 report that a male in distress was in possession of a gun.

At 1:22 p.m., RCMP responded to a request for assistance on 51 Street near 54 Avenue. A male, threatening harm to himself, was outside a residence. In the interest of public safety, nearby roadways were blocked to traffic while the RCMP made contact with the adult male. He was taken into police custody without issue and a loaded gun was recovered from his person.

(File Photo) 911 Call Centre
(File Photo) 911 Call Centre

This situation unfolded very quickly and the RCMP had the man secured within minutes of responding to the 911 call. No one in the public was threatened or involved in this incident.

Further information will not be provided as this investigation continues by the RCMP.

Whitecourt RCMP

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