La Ronge RCMP urges public to shelter in place after shots fired at officers — Updated

RCMP have cancelled the Dangerous Persons with Firearms Alert that was issued Sunday afternoon for La Ronge and Air Ronge, but urged the public to remain vigilant since one suspect is still at learge.

A Saskatchewan RCMP update at 5:40 p.m. confirmed multiple individuals had been arrested in connection with the incident, although officers continue to look for one man whose identity has not been confirmed. No injuries were reported.

La Ronge RCMP officers are still searching for this man in connection with an alert issued Sunday afternoon. His identity remains unknown. — Photo submitted by the Saskatchewan RCMP.

Officers have circulated a photo of the individual. Anyone who sees the suspect is asked to contact their local police service immediately or call 9/11. Police say the man is dangerous and should not be approached.

The investigation remains ongoing. Residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the La Ronge/Air Ronge area.

RCMP issued a public safety alert at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday warning of dangerous persons with firearms in La Ronge. Police says two men fired shots at police with handguns before fleeing.

Officers said one man was last seen on foot around Far Reserve Road in Air Ronge, and might have been heading north on Hwy No. 2. He is described as an adult male with short, dark hair and shaved sides. He is wearing dark pants and a dark shirt with gold patterns down his sleeves and dark runners.

A second suspect was believed to be inside a house on Far Reserve Road. Police did not give a description of him.

Residents in the area were urged to seek shelter immediately and close and lock their door and windows after police said it is not safe to leave a secure location.

Residents were also urged to be cautious if anyone asks for a ride, and to avoid picking up hitchhikers.

Police have requested that residents do not disclose police locations on social media. More updates will be available as they are provided.