Iqaluit RCMP request residents to avoid the 500 block of Housing in the lower Iqaluit – Happy Valley area

August 31, 2019
Iqaluit, Nunavut

News release

Iqaluit RCMP are currently on scene at a residence in the 500 Block of housing in the Lower Iqaluit/Happy Valley area within the City of Iqaluit.

The RCMP Critical Incident response team has been engaged and are currently working to negotiate a peaceful resolution to this event. The incident involves a potential armed and barricaded subject with several others within the residence.

Iqaluit Detachment members supported by City of Iqaluit By-Law have the area contained and are diverting traffic from the area. Further information will be distributed as this event unfolds or is resolved.

Residents in the area are asked to stay in their residence. Anyone with any information regarding any of these incidents are asked to contact the Iqaluit RCMP Detachment at (867) 979-1111 or, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Contact information

Cpl. Jamie Savikataaq
"V" Division Media Services
Media Cell : (867) 222-3977
Email: VDIV_MEDIA.VDIV_IQ_Det.VDiv@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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