Battleford RCMP investigating report of armed individuals

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On October 21, 2022 at approximately 8:45 p.m., Battleford RCMP received a report of a single vehicle rollover on Mosquito First Nation. Investigation determined the driver, who was carrying a bag and a firearm, got out of the vehicle and walked westbound on foot.

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There were no other occupants in the vehicle. Officers searched the area for the male, who was not located. He was described as wearing a red sweater and a red hat.

Investigation also determined this vehicle was potentially involved in a report of armed individuals in a truck in Maidstone and a flight from police in Lloydminster earlier on October 21.

Battleford RCMP and officers from neighbouring detachments have been searching for the male since. On October 23 at approximately 8:40 p.m., Battleford RCMP received a report that this male, along with six to eight other individuals, were in vehicles at a gas station on Mosquito First Nation. The vehicles are described as a newer-model white Dodge Ram four-door truck and a black Jeep Cherokee. The individuals were described as wearing white masks, possibly Halloween-style masks.

Officers immediately responded and are currently working to locate these vehicles and individuals.

These individuals are believed to be armed and should not be approached. If you see them or the Dodge Ram or Jeep Cherokee, or have information on their whereabouts, contact Battleford RCMP at (306) 446-1720. In an emergency, call 911. Information can also be submitted anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or

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