The Weyburn RCMP ­are advising the residents of Halbrite that there is no risk to public safety following an increase in police presence in the community earlier on Tuesday, August 2nd.

While executing a search warrant at a residence, in relation to an ongoing investigation, an adult male fled on foot as police entered the residence subject to the warrant.

With the help of police resources, including the Saskatchewan RCMP Police Dog Services unit, police searched Halbrite for the male, who was apprehended without incident a short time after fleeing and was taken into police custody.

At no time during the police operation did investigators believe there to be a risk to public safety. The male was released and the investigation remains ongoing.