An RCMP investigator talks with an area resident following a man's assault on 37th Ave. Tuesday.

An RCMP investigator talks with an area resident following a man's assault on 37th Ave. Tuesday.

RCMP investigating assault in Eastview

Red Deer RCMP closed a section of Ross Street to investigate a serious assault Wednesday.

Red Deer RCMP closed a section of Ross Street to investigate a serious assault Wednesday.

Officers sought two men reported fleeing the scene after another man was assaulted with a weapon in Eastview around 11:23 a.m.

The man suffered head injuries and remains in Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

RCMP closed Ross Street and other intersections between 37th and 38th Avenues while searching for the men.

Joseph Welsh Elementary School on 37th Avenue was also locked down as a safety precaution.

Principal Bill Kwasny said the RCMP lifted the lockdown around noon.

Roadblocks were removed shortly after.

Police located and entered a 37th Avenue home of interest around 12:30 p.m.

A cruiser blocked the avenue’s intersection at Ross Street and police tape was strung around the corner lot home as well as on adjacent 47th Street.

An investigator scoured the taped off intersection for much of the afternoon.

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