Public unharmed in incident involving ‘distraught man’ in Red Deer County

An incident in a Red Deer County hamlet involving a man police described as “distraught” resulted in no harm to the public last week.

  • Sep. 10, 2015 6:00 p.m.

An incident in a Red Deer County hamlet involving a man police described as “distraught” resulted in no harm to the public last week.

RCMP last Thursday issued an advisory noting that an event concerning a “distraught man” was unfolding in Springbrook, a hamlet located about 25 minutes southeast of Sylvan Lake.

A second advisory was issued later in the day, noting that the event had concluded with the “apparent self-inflicted death of one male.”

Police say the incident involved only one person, and at the time assured that the public’s safety wouldn’t be at risk as long as police’s precautionary instructions were followed.

Residents of the area were advised to remain inside for the duration of the incident, and asked to stay away from a set area surrounding Tamarac Boulevard.

In police’s latter advisory, and following the incident’s conclusion, police say area residents were told they could return to the area and traverse their properties freely.

They were also thanked for their co-operation in the matter.

“The co-operation of the residents of the neighbourhood and the media is greatly appreciated by the RCMP during this serious incident,” said Sgt. Whitney Benoit of the Blackfalds RCMP.

Police say the death would be investigated by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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