Early morning domestic dispute call leads to significant police presence near downtown Regina

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Multiple streets near downtown Regina have reopened after a significant police presence in the early morning Thursday.

Officers were responding to domestic dispute, leading to road closures around the 1800 block of Halifax Street, as well as 12th Avenue between St. John Street and Broad Street, according to a news release from Regina police,.

Police say they received a call at about 4:30 a.m. CST on Thursday about a man and a woman involved in what sounded like a heated argument in an apartment building on the 1800 block of Halifax Street.

There was also the sound of possible gunshots as officers were responding, according to police.

Cory Coleman/CBC
Cory Coleman/CBC

Officers on the scene called for help to set up a safety perimeter while trying to make contact with people inside the apartment.

Shortly after the arrival of specialty teams and equipment — such as the RPS Tactical Rescue Vehicle — police were able to speak with the apartment's occupants and two people were safely taken into custody.

By about 9:15 a.m. CST, SWAT officers had cleared the building and people were allowed to return to the area.

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Cory Coleman/CBC

Police say they are now interviewing the man and woman involved in the possible disturbance to decide what charges, if any, will be laid.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Regina police at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.