A negotiation operation by Saskatchewan RCMP caused an increase in police presence in Martensville last night, September 11.
A potentially armed adult male barricaded in a residence was threatening to harm himself and the police. Police set up a perimeter around the residence and evacuated nearby residences.
The perimeter included: 2nd Avenue North to the west, 2nd Street North to the south, Anna Crescent to the east and 3rd Street North to the north.
Martensville RCMP were asking the public to avoid the area and respect all directions provided by police officers on the scene.
Police continued to discuss with the male to resolve the situation peacefully. Martensville RCMP, Saskatchewan RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT), Police Dog Services and a crisis negotiator were on scene early this morning and Saskatchewan RCMP officers safely took the adult male into custody. Residents and motorists in the area around the residence will continue to see an increased police presence. The public is asked to avoid the area and respect all directions provided by police officers on the scene