RCMP tells public to avoid rural area northwest of city

The RCMP are advising the public to avoid an area northwest of the city due to an ongoing police operation. Google maps photo.

The Saskatchewan RCMP is advising the public of an increased police presence near Fortsburg Road and Highway 355, northwest of Prince Albert.

According to a media release, a police operation “involving armed suspects” is ongoing. Police have contained the area. Police are asking the public to avoid the general area.

The intersection is between Spruce Home and Sturgeon Lake.

Police said more information will be released when it becomes available