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RCMP in Yellowknife block traffic to conduct search warrant in Bigelow Crescent area

In a news release Thursday, RCMP say officers were conducting a search warrant near the multi-residential complexes near Bigelow Crescent and Williams Avenue. The public was asked to avoid the area.

Part of Williams Avenue blocked off around 10 p.m. Thursday

Two RCMP cruisers block of part of Williams Avenue in Yellowknife Thursday night. (Alyssa Mosher/CBC)

RCMP blocked off part of a residential street in Yellowknife Thursday night while conducting a search warrant.

In a press release received around 9:40 p.m. Thursday, RCMP said officers were searching and investigating the area and that pedestrian and vehicle traffic might be affected "for a brief period." 

Three RCMP vehicles were on the scene, blocking access to Williams Avenue from Woolgar Avenue to just past Bigelow Crescent. 

The search warrant was being conducted near the multi-residential complexes in the Bigelow-Williams area, according to a press release. 

RCMP have not released details about the search warrant.

The public was asked to avoid the area, which police blocked between at least 9:45 and 10:30 p.m.