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2 ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects prompt shelter-in-place warning in Parkland County, Enoch

An Alberta Emergency Alert was issued for Parkland County and the Enoch Cree Nation, west of Edmonton, in the area highways 60 and 628.

One man was arrested Saturday afternoon and two other armed suspects were still being sought by police, while residents of Parkland County and Enoch were still advised to shelter in place.

In a tweet at about 2 p.m., RCMP said officers were “attending (an) incident west of Enoch near Highway 628.” Police said the suspects were believed to be “armed and dangerous.”

“Please stay in your homes or shelter in place. Please report any suspicious activity to police.”

RCMP initially reported there were two suspects, however at about 4 p.m. confirmed there were actually three suspects involved, one of which had been arrested.

Officers attending incident west of #Enoch near Highway 628. Suspect at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Please stay in your homes or shelter in place. Please report any suspicious activity to police. We will provide updates as necessary.

— RCMP Alberta (@RCMPAlberta) June 5, 2021

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It’s believed the men were armed with guns, and fled into the rural area after an incident.

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Officers with the Edmonton Police Service were also helping with the investigation.

An Alberta Emergency Alert was also issued for Parkland County, west of Edmonton, in the area highways 60 and 628.

A blockade was set up just west of Highway 60, on Highway 628 — which runs along the north edge of the First Nation in Parkland County. Police and ambulances were seen parked on the dirt road, and an RCMP helicopter was circling overhead.

Enoch also shared several updates on social media regarding two different locations in the community.

At 2:30 p.m., a Facebook post said the patio at the River Cree Casino on the eastern edge of the nation was closed.

The community also advising people to stay away from the northwest corner of the reserve near Spruce Valley Road/Range Road 265.

According to the RCMP, the situation started at about 12:25 p.m. and was still considered “active” as of 3:15 p.m.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more details become available…

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