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RCMP respond to Nov. 24 incident near Air North complex

Police watchdog say they are investigating shooting, connection to Air North incident not confirmed.
RCMP are responding to a situation on Condor Road. Few details have been released. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

The Whitehorse public was warned to stay away from Condor Road near the city’s airport on Thursday, Nov. 24 due to an incident that the Yukon RCMP responded to.

In a brief statement, RCMP said officers were on the scene and had the situation contained.

The Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport remained open. No further details were provided.

In social media statements, Air North, which is based on Condor Road, said there was an incident near it’s facility and no employees have been harmed.

Late in the afternoon on Nov. 24, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) tweeted that they were directed to investigate a Yukon RCMP officer-involved shooting causing death that occured that same day in Whitehorse. ASIRT is an independent civilian agency focused on investigating serious incidents involving police officers in Alberta; since 2011, the Yukon has been in an agreement with ASIRT to investigate similar incidents in the Yukon.

Communication from ASIRT and the Yukon RCMP had not confirmed that the investigation into the shooting was connected to the incident near the airport as of 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 25

(Stephanie Waddell and Jim Elliot)

Stephanie Waddell

About the Author: Stephanie Waddell

I joined Black Press in 2019 as a reporter for the Yukon News, becoming editor in February 2023.
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