An incident in Southridge today caused two schools to enact hold and secure protocols.

Medicine Hat Police were called out around 10:45 am for a male in distress and there was concern he may have had a weapon.

Both Notre Dame Academy and the Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre went into hold and secure for about 30 minutes while police dealt with the situation.

The male was located and arrested without incident or injury.

Investigators are looking now at the nature of any offences that may have been committed by the suspect.