COLD LAKE - A heavy police presence could be seen at the Cold Lake Energy Centre on Friday morning after a person was allegedly found with a weapon inside the municipally run recreation facility.
At about 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 9, two people were reportedly involved in an incident that included a weapon on the second floor of the Energy Centre, near the back of the Reid Field House, according to information from the City of Cold Lake.
"A municipal enforcement officer patrolling the area encountered the two individuals and discovered the weapon, at which point RCMP were called for assistance in the encounter," reads information released by the City Friday afternoon.
The incident comes a week after City of Cold Lake Mayor Craig Copeland spoke out against continued vandalism that has taken place at the Energy Centre.
“This incident could have gone very wrong,” said Copeland, speaking to the Friday morning incident.
“We are looking at ways of providing more security for patrons, but we’re struggling to keep up with this escalation of potential violence in our community," he added.
RCMP reportedly detained one individual. All users and staff within the facility were unharmed, reports the City.
"Other agencies attached to the Energy Centre, including the Cold Lake High School and Portage College were notified of the incident as it was happening, out of an abundance of caution."