RCMP are asking residents in Gjoa Haven to stay away from the 200 block area as officers deal with a "high risk situation."

Gjoa Haven map

Residents are asked to stay clear of the residential buildings near the Hunters and Trappers Association and new green houses.

Schools were reportedly on lockdown, but police say parents of children at Quqshuun elementary and Qiqirtaq high school may now safely pick up their children.