UPDATE #4: RCMP have arrested a man after he barricaded himself in a home in the Westpointe area late this afternoon.
Police say people can now enter their homes on 73rd Avenue.
At about 6:10 p.m., the male was taken into police custody. Criminal code charges are pending and the identity of the man will not be revealed.
Police continue their investigation into this matter.
UPDATE #3: Grande Prairie Public School District has confirmed in a tweet that the hold-and-secure has been lifted at Isabel Campbell School.
UPDATE #2: Posts from people on social media are saying the situation is under control.
We are waiting for confirmation from RCMP.
UPDATE: RCMP, ambulances, fire trucks, and tow trucks have formed a barricade at the end of 73rd Avenue. The public and people that live on the Avenue are not being allowed onto the street.
RCMP are currently on the scene in the Westpointe neighbourhood as a man has possibly barricaded himself in a home.
While the public is not believed to be in danger, RCMP are currently asking residents in the area to stay in their homes or stay away from the area.
Police are currently on scene at the unfolding event on 73 Avenue.
Corporal Shawn Graham calls it “an ongoing situation.”
Also, according to a 4:05 p.m. Grande Prairie Public School Tweet, Isabel Campbell School was put on a hold-and-secure.
Ecole Nouvelle Frontiere and the Stepping Stones Afterschool Care centre located at Isabel Campbell is also placed on hold-and-secure.
According to Grande Prairie Public Schools, staff and students are safe, and they ask people not to come near the area.
We will update as we learn more.
With Files from Jordan Parker