(KAPUSKASING, ON) -The Ontario Provincial Police have the Wal-Mart and Dollartree locked down in Kapuskasing right now.
The locations are under a “hold and secure” as police are in pursuit of a suspect(s).
Citizens in the area have been sent away by heavily armed police officers with large rifles.
Nobody is alowed near the area so that OPP can maintain a safe perimeter.
OPP are asking the public to stay away, as there is an active public safety concern.
The scene is just off Highway 11.
We have been told an armed suspect(s) may be in the woods, and police are in pursuit.
Below is an alleged photo of the suspect (Source: La Presse Communautaire / The Community Press)
*** UPDATE: There is no more public safety concern as OPP have apprehended the suspect.
We will update you as more information becomes available.
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