Students kept inside during manhunt

A man has been arrested after several armed robberies and a brief pursuit in northwestern Alberta. RCMP say the 24-year-old suspect was taken into custody overnight Tuesday at a rural home following holdups in Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie.

GRANDE PRAIRIE — A man has been arrested after several armed robberies and a brief pursuit in northwestern Alberta.

RCMP say the 24-year-old suspect was taken into custody overnight Tuesday at a rural home following holdups in Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie.

Police say the man, who has no fixed address, faces charges related to robbery, firearms and flight from police.

Students at all schools in Grande Prairie were kept inside as a precaution, although there was no lockdown.

Officers surrounded a home Tuesday afternoon and at 2 a.m. they entered and found the suspect in the attic.