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Alert cancelled but search continues for suspect on Manitoulin Island

32-year-old Victor Branco remains at large
2021-05-08 OPP Victor Branco
Victor Branco

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have cancelled an alert issued Saturday afternoon regarding the search for 32-year-old Victor Branco, who is considered armed and dangerous, in the M'Chigeeng First Nation area of Manitoulin Island.

"OPP resources have been scaled back and the search continues. There is believed to be no immediate threat to public safety," states a news release issued by the OPP.

"The general public in M'Chigeeng First Nation and the area around Highway 551 are no longer required to shelter in safety."

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Victor Branco is urged to call 9-1-1 immediately.