Police and EMTs load a patient into an ambulance on Main Street in Smithers Jan. 18. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers RCMP believe no threat to general public after alleged sexual assault on Saturday.

Investigation ongoing into incident that occured downtown.

Smithers RCMP has confirmed an incident Saturday afternoon downtown in Smithers was an alleged sexual assault.

Police are now saying the investigation is ongoing and they do not believe there is any risk to the general public.

The victim was given refuge at Sedaz Lingerie while police were called.

The police response was significant with four RCMP vehicles attending the store just before 1 p.m. Officers were on scene for more than an hour before helping paramedics load the victim into an ambulance for transport to Bulkley Valley District Hospital.

Smithers Staff Sgt. Terry Gillespie told The Interior News the incident is still under investigation and they are not releasing any information on a possible suspect or suspects.

E Division (B.C.) RCMP said they are working on a press release.

Stay tuned to www.interior-news.com for further developments as they become available.

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