Strathcona County RCMP Arrest 2 After Police Pursuit

Jan. 19, 2021

Strathcona County RCMP arrest 2 after police pursuit

Strathcona County, Alta. – In connection with an incident that occurred in Vermillion, Alta., at approximately 2:30 p.m., suspects in a black SUV were reportedly pointing a firearm. Alberta RCMP were engaged to locate these suspects. The suspects had reportedly fled the scene in a black SUV.

Strathcona County RCMP and Fort Saskatchewan RCMP assisted Vermillion RCMP.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., the police located the suspect SUV travelling on rural roads and a police pursuit was initiated. From Township Road 542, the suspect vehicle was reportedly heading southbound in a northbound lane on Highway 21. An RCMP police vehicle, pursuing the suspect vehicle, rolled near Township Road 540. Shortly thereafter a second RCMP police vehicle was able to stop the suspect SUV, near Township Road 534, preventing any further risk to the public.

Strathcona County RCMP subsequently arrested two suspects who were both wanted on outstanding warrants. Both suspects are in police custody and charges are pending.

One RCMP officer was taken to hospital via ground ambulance for further medical assistance. No other injuries have been reported at this time.

There are no road closures in relation to this incident. Both scenes are expected to clear shortly.

RCMP investigations are ongoing.

A further update will be provided when available.