(GERALDTON, ON) – Geraldton is currently in a “Lock Down” situation for unconfirmed reasons.
The Geraldton District Hospitals, Schools and Daycares are confirmed on “Lock Down”. A spokesperson at the hospital told TRCCTB.COM that they are not able to comment any further on the situation.
Students in the school have said that they are being ordered to remain in their classrooms at the moment. The hospital is also in a similar position.
Residents in the area have told TRCCTB.COM in an interview that there are heavily armed police officers outside of the business “Astrocom”, but the building and business had nothing to do with the incident.
Police have a strong presence outside the Pinegrove Cemetery (Photo From Facebook).
UPDATE: Residents in the town have told TRCCTB.COM that 1 or 2 men are being hunted by police for allegedly walking through town with weapons, possibly a gun or machete WHILE HIGH ON CRYSTAL METH. The male is alleged to have assaulted someone outside a grocery store then fled into a nearby bush armed with a machete, possibly a gun as well.
UPDATE Parents are now allowed to pick up their kids from school as there is a strong police presence at the school and they are escorting kids out of the building.
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We will update this developing story as more facts present themselves.
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