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Sylvan Lake RCMP respond to possible oil field theft in Eckville

The male suspect was found with a sledgehammer and bear spray in the his car on April 6

The Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to a possible oil field theft Saturday morning in Eckville.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on April 6 Sylvan Lake RCMP were called to a possible stolen battery theft from an oil field site at 54 Avenue.

After arriving on scene, police located a male suspect asleep in his truck with a sledgehammer and large can of bear spray on the front seat.

The RCMP member placed a spike belt out and waited for back up.

A confrontation occurred with the male suspect, resulting in the RCMP member discharging his service pistol.

The male suspect has been transported to hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries, while the RCMP officer was uninjured.

According to a press release form the RCMP there is no concern for public safety at this time.

Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has taken over the investigation.

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