RCMP have issued an emergency alert for residents living in a rural community in central Alberta.
Mounties say an armed and dangerous person was last seen in the area of Township Road 422 and Range Road 245a in Ponoka County.
They say the alert is in effect for everyone within 20 kilometres of Township Road 422 and Range Road 245 A in Ponoka County, including everyone in Maskwacis.
(1/2) #Ponoka RCMP is asking people near Township Road 422 and Range Road 245a in Ponoka County to avoid the area and shelter in place. There is a heavy police presence as we search for an armed suspect.
— RCMP Alberta (@RCMPAlberta) May 8, 2023
RCMP say they are looking for a 30-year-old Maskwacis resident who is described as six feet three inches tall, 250 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair with blond tips and a buzz cut.
They say he was last seen wearing a black shirt and track pants.
Police are advising people who see him to not approach him and call 911 immediately.