RCMP say 'situation' in Pond Inlet has ended

A situation that began in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Wednesday night ended around noon on Thursday.

Police say there is no longer a risk to the public

Pond Inlet is a community of about 1,600 people in the Qikiqtaaluk region of Nunavut. (Nick Murray/CBC)

A situation that began in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Wednesday night ended around noon on Thursday.

RCMP had issued a public alert for residents of Pond Inlet at about 6:45 p.m. local time on Wednesday.

In a news release, RCMP requested that residents stay away from the area around a specific house in the community.

"There is a situation unfolding and the police request that people stay away from the area," the statement said.

On Thursday morning, RCMP said a containment team has been sent to the community. Containment teams respond to dangerous situations beyond the scope of what local police officers can do alone.

Police confirmed around noon ET that there is no longer a risk to the public.

Pond Inlet is a community of about 1,600 people in the Qikiqtaaluk region of Nunavut.