Manhunt over: Revelstoke RCMP locate Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket, wanted for murder, Mountie shooting

Kyle Thunderblanket is wanted for murder in Saskatchewan and in relation to a police shooting in Golden on Oct. 11.

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Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket. Photo: RCMP handout

UPDATE:

In a post to the City of Revelstoke’s Facebook page, the city announced that the suspect, Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket, has been located.

“RCMP have confirmed the suspect has been located,” they write. “The search has been discontinued and the RCMP will continue with their investigation.”

Further details of the arrest are not yet available.

ORIGINAL STORY:

RCMP have identified Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket of Saskatchewan as the subject of an intensive manhunt in the Revelstoke area.

He is wanted for murder and attempted murder in Saskatchewan, and now the police shooting incident in Golden on Oct. 11.

According to the CBC, Thunderblanket was charged following an incident on the Little Pine Reserve on the evening of Monday, Oct. 10. Police responded to a call at a residence where a shooting had occurred. They found one person dead and another seriously injured.

Thunderblanket, 40, is described as being five feet, six inches tall, weighs 209 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. The RCMP say he is armed and dangerous and ask residents to call 911 if he is spotted.

The intensive police search continues this morning in the Revelstoke ara. Police are deploying multiple resources including emergency response teams, RCMP aircraft, police dogs, and more.

Traffic is blocked to entrances to the Trans-Canada Highway in many parts of Revelstoke. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer
Traffic is blocked to entrances to the Trans-Canada Highway in many parts of Revelstoke. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

The search is focused on an area at the eastern edge of Revelstoke, including the Johnson Heights neighbourhood and the Greeley area.

In a statement, the City of Revelstoke said that over 65 personnel were involved in the search, including CP Rail police, Parks Canada staff and search & rescue personnel.

Two roadblocks remain in place east of Revelstoke and west of Golden on the Trans-Canada.

The incident has shaken residents in Revelstoke, who are concerned about a killer on the loose in a community where serious criminal incidents are few and far between.

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