Heavy police presence in the area of Winagami Provincial Park

On June 17, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., the McLennan RCMP initiated a traffic stop of an individual who was known to be on outstanding arrest warrants for crimes against persons. The vehicle didn’t stop for police and for public safety reasons, the vehicle was not pursued.

At approximately 11 a.m., the High Prairie RCMP had a sighting of the vehicle turning into the Winagami Provincial Park from Highway 679. Police established containment of the area and a search resulted in locating the abandoned vehicle in the area.

A heavy police presence continues in the area of Winagami Provincial Park and RCMP are asking the public to avoid the area as it is believed the suspect is armed and dangerous.

RCMP are also asking the public to refrain from posting photos and/or videos on social media.

An update will be provided when available.

-Erika Rolling, Trending 55 Newsroom