A 36-year-old Vancouver man has been arrested after being accused of shooting at three Mounties near the border with Canada during a drug bust, according to police.
The incident occurred Jan. 13 near the town of Huntley. Police initially said two Mounties were injured, but now say a third officer sustained a minor injury during the incident. A Mountie had just ended a drug raid at a nearby home, when the suspect opened fire at the officers, police said.
“The RCMP report that none of the RCMP officers were struck and have been treated for their injuries at local medical facilities,” police said in a statement.
British Columbia RCMP Chief Supt. John Bishop later thanked the public for tipping off police.
“We thank the community of Manitoba for bringing to light the tip that provided investigators with vital information to assist our investigation and the arrest of the suspect,” Bishop said.
Police said they believe the suspect is responsible for a string of robberies in Alberta and British Columbia. He was arrested without incident Thursday in B.C. and is being held on attempted murder and other charges.