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'Loud bangs' as Fort Smith police surround house

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Police in Fort Smith sealed off a house in the community in the early hours of Friday morning.

RCMP said their decision to "secure the perimeter" of the house, on St Anne’s Street, came following a call to officers on Thursday evening.

Residents in the area reported hearing two loud bangs and seeing police officers spread out around the house.

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RCMP reported additional officers from Yellowknife and Hay River were called in to help hold the perimeter "for a short period of time" while an investigation took place.

It's not clear what happened at the house, or what exactly police were investigating.

However, an RCMP spokesperson wrote: “The investigation provided no persons of interest.”

Nobody was reported injured, nobody is in custody, and there are no public safety concerns at this time, said police – who continue to investigate.

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