Regina police reduce presence on Garnet Street after search for assault suspect

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The Regina Police Service reduced its presence Wednesday night on a street where, earlier in the day, officers had been trying to draw an assault suspect out of a house. 

"I wouldn't call it a heavy police presence anymore," said Staff Sgt. Shawn Fenwick late Wednesday night, describing the scene in the 3000 block of Garnet Street.

"School will be back to normal tomorrow morning. By morning, police will have cleared the area."

"We're almost done there," Fenwick added, though he declined to say whether the suspect had been apprehended, citing the sensitivity of the investigation. 

Multiple Regina police members and police vehicles could be seen in the Garnet street area Wednesday afternoon. Parents of children at two nearby schools were asked to pick up their kids instead of letting them walk home. 

"It's believed a suspect may be in a house on that block," Regina Police Service spokesperson Elizabeth Popowich said via email Wednesday afternoon.

"A number of people have exited the house and police will maintain a safety perimeter until they can encourage all occupants of the house to come out."