The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating a shooting involving RCMP officers near Hardisty on Sunday. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Suspect seriously injured in confrontation with Alberta RCMP officers

HARDISTY, Alta. — The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been called in to investigate a shooting involving RCMP officers.

RCMP say the incident happened around 5:20 p.m. Sunday as officers were trying to arrest a man near Hardisty, in east-central Alta.

They say a truck that officers had been pursuing on Highway 13 crashed into a ditch after tire deflation devices were deployed.

Police say that when the suspect exited the truck a confrontation occurred that resulted in RCMP officers discharging their service weapons.

They say the suspect was treated at the scene by EMS personnel before being taken to an Edmonton hospital in serious condition.

No police officers were injured, and investigators say the suspect was alone in the truck. No other information was immediately released.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 30, 2019

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