Early morning disturbance at Waskesiu campground results in one arrest

The overflow campground in Prince Albert National Park had to be evacuated early Sunday morning after a man drove into an RCMP vehicle after causing some loud noises.

RCMP say they started receiving calls about a man in the overflow campground causing a disturbance and yelling along with hearing loud  noises that sounded like bear bangers or gunshots.

A warden from Parks Canada attended the scene, at which time the man got into a vehicle and drove down a walking trail in the area. RCMP arrived on scene and say the man collided with a police vehicle while exiting the walking trail.

As a result, all campers from the overflow were asked to pack up and leave the campground. RCMP and Parks Canada Wardens remained on scene and monitored the area where campers were packing up in addition to actively searching for the man.

He was found and arrested at the campground without incident just before 10 AM.

The investigation is ongoing.  At this time, the name of the man and what charges he is facing are not known.



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