Yellowknife RCMP attend armed and barricaded male, no injuries

March 25, 2020
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

News release

Yellowknife RCMP responded to a call for service at an apartment building in downtown Yellowknife on March 24, 2020 at 5:00pm.

Multiple complaints of a disturbance were received. RCMP attended to an armed and barricaded situation so in the interest of public safety, 51A Avenue was partially closed to traffic.

Multiple units of NT RCMP, City of Yellowknife Municipal Enforcement and Yellowknife Fire Divisions responded to the incident as it unfolded. The RCMP units included: Yellowknife General Investigation Section, RCMP Critical Incident Command team, RCMP Crisis Negotiation team, RCMP Police Dog Services and Emergency Response Team. After several hours, at approximately midnight, diversion devices, (loud bangs) were deployed by RCMP. As a result, an adult male was taken into custody without incident. No injuries were sustained during this incident.

This was a single, isolated incident and the public was not believed to be at risk at the time.

The investigation continues. No further information will be released at this time.


Contact information

Marie York-Condon, Civilian Member
Royal Canadian Mounted Police,
"G" Division RCMP – Yellowknife, NT
Office: (867)765.3709

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