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Shots fired at RCMP after arrest

A routine curfew check turned into an arrest and then attempted murder after shots were fired at RCMP officers west of Williams Lake.

On July 27 around 1 a.m., an Alexis Creek RCMP officer was on the Anaham Reserve to conduct curfew checks.

While there, the officer witnessed two men allegedly attempting to start a stolen pick-up truck. Upon approach, the passenger fled, but the driver was taken into custody.

While the officer was dealing with the man in custody, two other men, one of them armed with a knife approached the officer and threatened him. 

He immediately called for backup and the suspects who threatened the officer fled on foot.

Additional officers attended the scene and began a search for the suspects. During the search, several shots were fired at police at two different times.

No injuries were reported as a result of this very high risk incident.

Additional resources have been called in to assist in moving this investigation forward.

Alexis Creek RCMP are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact the Alexis Creek Detachment at 250-394-4211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). 

 

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