Police came up empty after responding to a report of a man brandishing a firearm on Sunday night.
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Prince Albert Police Sgt. Brandon Mudry speaks at a press conference on Monday.
Members of the Prince Albert Police Service were dispatched to the 1100 block of 18th Street West at approximately 10:15 p.m. after receiving a complaint from an alleged victim.
Despite searching two residences, police were unable to locate a suspect or weapon in either.
Initially, a SWAT unit contained the residence in the 1100 block of 18th Street West by surrounding the building before searching it thoroughly.
After clearing the first residence, police contained another residence in the 1100 block of 17th Street believed to be the home of the suspect.
In the process of containing the area, they evacuated some residents who lived nearby as a safety precaution. Police also warned the public of a “potential high-risk incident” on Sunday evening.
In those situations, everything is slowed right down and every precaution is taken. Sgt. Brandon Mudry
It was only at 2:45 a.m. on Monday that police finally left the scene after clearing both residences.
Regarding the length of time required to clear the area, Sgt. Brandon Mudry noted, “It’s just safety precautions.”
“In those situations, everything is slowed right down and every precaution is taken to ensure their safety, and then the public’s safety as well,” he added.
Police were unable to offer a physical description of the suspect.
Asked whether police considered the suspect armed and dangerous, Mudry responded, “At this point, it’s still under investigation.”