UPDATE: Police presence continues in Maidstone, searching rural areas

By battlefordsNOW Staff
October 12, 2017 - 10:30am Updated: October 12, 2017 - 4:37pm

Members of the Emergency Response Team remain active in the Maidstone area and Mounties are now searching rural locations. 

The RCMP issued a media release this afternoon which requested locals and media refrain from approaching suspicious people or vehicles.


RCMP are currently on scene of an ongoing investigation in the Maidstone area following an incident which began last night in Edmonton.

Few details are known at this time however the individuals involved in the investigation may be armed and considered dangerous.

Maidstone RCMP are asking residents to report any suspicious activity, vehicles or persons in the Maidstone area to police immediately.

RCMP also ask that the public stay away from the areas with police presence in the Maidstone and surrounding areas for safety reasons.

Further details will be made available at 2:30 p.m.

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Editor's Note: This story was updated at 4:34 p.m. with additional information.

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