There is an ongoing police incident in Whitecourt right now.
Ecolé St. Mary, Central School and Percy Baxter are re-opened following a lockout pattern.
Officials are currently seeking one suspect after the alleged armed bank robbery. No one has been taken into custody.
Earlier evacuations at Walmart and Staples were preliminary in nature, however, have been withdrawn.
On June 9, 2017 at approximately 1:30 pm the Whitecourt RCMP responded to an Armed Robbery at the Whitecourt Scotiabank.
A lone male suspect in disguise and brandishing a weapon was responsible for the robbery. The male fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The incident is currently under investigation with the assistance of the Police Dog Service unit, Edson Forensic Investigation Services and Whitecourt General Investigation Services.