Dozens of police and emergency services personnel stood guard outside the Nomad Motel in Cranbrook on Wednesday, October 30.
At about 12:30 p.m., RCMP began to surround the motel in the 800 block of Cranbrook Street North.
They were soon followed by paramedics.
The highway is closed to traffic in both directions from Victoria Avenue to 6th Street North.
At about 2 p.m., a police emergency response team in camouflage uniforms with semi-automatic weapons arrived on the scene.
As of press time, RCMP Cpl. Pat Prefontaine was only able to confirm that there was a “police situation” at the Nomad Motel.
He asked residents to stay away from the area.