Police end search for 'armed and dangerous' person near Kaladar, one person in custody
OTTAWA -- A shelter-in-place warning for an area northwest of Kingston has ended after police arrested one person Thursday morning.
Authorities issued an alert earlier Thursday warning of an 'armed and dangerous person' near Kaladar, northwest of Kingston.
The alert asked the public to avoid the area of Highway 41 south of Highway 7.
"We closed Hwy. 41 and contained the area until we located some people that had taken shelter in the bush," said Insp. Scott Semple, OPP Detachment Commander.
Semple explained why the OPP issued a warning to residents on their phones, asking them to stay inside.
"We just wanted those people to be aware that the police were out, and we wanted them to secure themselves in place until we alerted them that it was safe to carry on with their hunting or whatever else they were doing in the area."
Up to 30 police officers were involved in the search, including the OPP Tactical Unit and at least one helicopter.
There was a large police presence on the highway near Raccoon Lake Trail. Police said they were searching in the area between Otter and Delyea roads.
Police have since said there is no further risk to public safety.
Kaladar is about 160 kilometres southwest of Ottawa.