Many Nevada Place residents found themselves unable to go home this afternoon as RCMP and St. Albert Peace Officers had closed-off the road due to an all-afternoon incident.
In an interview, a St. Albert RCMP spokesperson said that RCMP received a complaint of "a man in distress" at Nevada Place, an apartment building in northwest St. Albert, and officers arrived on scene around 11:30 a.m.
The spokesperson said it was an “isolated incident in one of the units, and there was no threat to any other resident in the building.”
"Nobody was injured or harm during the event," the RCMP spokesperson said. "It was the resolution that we were hoping for."
As many as 10 RCMP vehicles were on the scene, and St. Albert Peace Officers were parked at the Nevada Place and Giroux intersection directing traffic, turning residents away, and making sure RCMP vehicles were able to come and go.
Matt Krause, a resident of the Nevada Place apartments, said in an interview that when he returned home from work at 2:00 p.m., he saw a large RCMP presence in the area, with officers carrying weapons and wearing safety gear.
"It's a pretty quiet area," Krause said.
"I mean, cops come down here every couple days, but not to this extent."
Some residents parked their cars across the street outside the Shell Gas station at 4 Versailles Ave., and tried to see what they could.
Just after 4:00 p.m., RCMP re-opened the road and residents were allowed to go home.
Two RCMP Officers and a St. Albert Peace Officer on the scene declined to provide The Gazette details on what happened.
St. Albert Victim Services were also at the scene.