Police incident in Rutland

There was a police incident in Rutland Saturday evening.

Around 5:45 p.m. several witnesses saw about 10 police cars speeding up Highway 97. 

At 6 p.m. the cars and officers were seen parked around Findlay, Fitzpatrick and Killarney Roads. 

Officers had closed the roads and witnesses say several of them were armed with shotguns. 

At 6:17 p.m. a reader submitted a tip that said "I have never seen so many cops with guns drawn in my life on Fitzpatrick [road] just [down] From the Packing House pub. One cop had said they were looking for a suspect that may have hiding in my dad's garage, or barn. That's all we know. The cops are also stationed on [Killarney] road as well."

Alex Groh lives on Killarney and was returning home from work after doing first aid at the BMX Firestorm National event. 

"I was just biking home from the BMX track. There was a cop kind of parked on an angle, and I thought 'well that's kind of weird,' but I had my headphones in," he said. "I kind of heard a yell and there was a cop in the field in front of me with a shotgun. I had to get out of there."

"I waited for ten minutes and just came to the Packing House."

Groh said he and his friends, who were at his house during the incident, were told it was a prank hostage situation. This claim could not be confirmed by RCMP.

RCMP have not yet confirmed any details in the incident. 

Check back for more. 

If you have pictures or video of this incident, send them to [email protected]


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