RCMP addresses rumours of armed man in Clarenville area

Last night, rumors began spreading across social media of an armed man who was at large in Clarenville area.

Clarenville RCMP reassures the residents of Clarenville and surrounding area that this information was not true.

In the event there is an armed person at large anywhere in the province, who poses a safety risk to anyone, the RCMP will communicate this information to the public through a media advisory.

Police are continuing an investigation this morning into an incident that happened last night in Clarenville involving a man who fled from police.

He has since been arrested and faces a number of charges. Police feel this incident is the source of the rumours that were circulating.