Thomson School in secure the building mode due to nearby Regina police activity

Regina police are currently in the Heritage neighbourhood searching for a suspect believed to be involved in a number of recent crimes.

Crisis negotiators and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) have been deployed to the 2000 block of Ottawa Street.

Police have set up a safety perimeter from St. John Street to the west; Victoria Avenue to the north; Toronto Street to the east and 13th Avenue to the south.

Both Thomson School and the Regina General Hospital fall within that perimeter.

Police said they are currently working with school officials and have enacted secure the building mode at Thomson School. Officers are also situated at the hospital.

According to police, negotiators believe drug use by the suspect is a factor.

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