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Posted on: April 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Beaumont RCMP – police presence in Beauridge neighbourhood – Update #1


For Immediate Release

April 23, 2018

Beaumont RCMP – police presence in Beauridge neighbourhood – Update #1

Beaumont, Alberta – The RCMP can confirm that the incident in Beauridge has been resolved.  A 35-year-old male was arrested at a residence and is now in police custody.  No one was injured during this occurrence.  The schools reported on earlier have released their students safely into the care of their parents and/or buses.

The incident unfolded this afternoon shortly after 1:41 p.m. when RCMP were made aware of a male who was barricaded in a residence with a firearm. No one else was reported to be in the residence at the time. 

The Emergency Response Team, with Police Dog Services responded to assist both Beaumont and Leduc RCMP members in the resolution of this incident.

The investigation into the circumstances of this incident continue.  There is no further information available at this time in relation to charges. An update will be provided when available.

The community of Beaumont is thanked for their understanding and assistance during this incident.


Media Contact:

Corporal Chris Warren

Media Relations Group

780-509-3970 (option 5)



For Immediate Release
April 23, 2018

Beaumont RCMP – heavy police presence in Beauridge neighbourhood Beaumont, Alberta – The RCMP are responding to a call of a disturbance involving firearms in a residence in the Beauridge neighbourhood.  There is a heavy police presence including the Beaumont RCMP, Leduc RCMP and the Emergency Response Team.  This situation is being contained.
Academie Saint-Andre Academy, Dansereau Meadows School and FCSS are all currently in a “hold and secure” which means that the students and staff will remain in the school until the situation has been resolved by the police.  

The schools have communicated this information to the parents.  The schools have requested that the media not contact them during this incident in an effort to keep their phone lines free.
The RCMP have responded with a large presence to ensure that no one in the public is put at risk as a result of this incident.  The public and media are asked to avoid this neighbourhood and to avoid publicizing any police activities.
An update will be provided when available.

Media Contact:
Corporal Laurel Scott
Media Relations Group

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