OPP cancels emergency alert for armed and dangerous person, search continues


(M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION, ON) – The Alert Ready Emergency broadcast yesterday initiated by the Ontario Provincial Police as a result of the ongoing investigation into the whereabouts of Victor BRANCO who was reported to be armed and dangerous has been cancelled. OPP resources have been scaled back and the search continues.

During the Alert Ready broadcasts across radio, television and cell phones, the OPP had requested that members of the general public stay away from the area and if already in the area, shelter in a place of safety until further notice. The area of concern included Highway 551.

There is believed to be no immediate threat to public safety. The general public in M’Chigeeng First Nation and the area around Highway 551 are no longer required to shelter in safety. The OPP reminds the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times.

If you have any information regarding the location of Victor BRANCO, do not approach him, dial 9-1-1 and advise police immediately.