Suspects hunted from Lac La Biche to Wetaskiwin

Police Dog Services help catch six suspects

Wetaskiwin, Alberta (Sept. 22) – Wetaskiwin and Leduc RCMP have six people in custody following an incident which began early this morning in the area of Lac La Biche. The RCMP can confirm that all suspects have been located and arrested and there is no public safety concern.

Early this morning, a situation unfolded in Lac La Biche and continued into Redwater. The suspects travelled through multiple RCMP detachment areas. A pursuit was initiated which involved RCMP and Edmonton Police Service, ending up in the Wetaskiwin RCMP detachment area.

The suspects fled on foot in the Wetaskiwin area and as a result of employing Police Dog Services, those five suspects are currently in custody. An encounter with a second vehicle occurred and a member discharged his firearm. That suspect has been taken into custody unharmed and ASIRT is investigating the discharge of the member’s firearm. The RCMP are actively investigating these incidents with the assistance of support units.

No further information is available at this time, but an update will be disseminated once available.

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