The RCMP have allowed travel again on area highways and the public’s movements are no longer being asked to be restricted the RCMP say.

Morinville RCMP members remain in the area while the investigation into this early morning incident continues.

A media update outlining the events surrounding this incident will be made available once further information is gathered and verified.

Earlier story…

The RCMP have two males in custody and have an active investigation following an early morning car jacking near Highway 44 and Township Road 544.

According to an RCMP news release, “At 5:42 a.m. today, Morinville RCMP were alerted to an armed robbery with shots allegedly fired by the culprits.  Male suspects stole a vehicle and drove away.  The driver of the stolen vehicle was not injured.”

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The stolen vehicle became disabled, and the males fled on foot.  Police say one male was arrested near the abandoned vehicle and one was arrested following a track by Police Dog Services. 

The area has been contained. There is a large RCMP presence, including Police Dog Services, the RCMP helicopter and supporting detachment members.

The public is asked to remain in their residences while police continue to investigate and to report any suspicious activity.

If you see any suspicious activity call 911.

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