Update: At approximately 1:35 p.m. the man inside of the Mission Heights home surrendered peacefully to police. RCMP say it is now safe to continue daily activities and thank the public for their patience. The man in questions identity is not being revealed at this time. Charges are pending.
RCMP are asking residents in the Mission Heights to stay in their homes at this time, as they deal with a situation of a man barricaded and possibly armed inside his home near Derek Taylor school.
Police were called to the scene just before 1 a.m. and contained the scene with the assistance of the Police Dog service team.
An Emergency Response Team from Edmonton is on its way to help with the situation, and EMS is in the area if needed, although Mounties say there does not appear to be any injuries at this time.
The public is asked to stay away from the Mission Heights area for safety precautions.