Nearly a dozen law enforcement agencies were involved in a search north of Calgary Thursday night for a man police believed was armed and dangerous.

At about 6 p.m. Innisfail RCMP were alerted to a vehicle being driven erratically on southbound Queen Elizabeth II Highway.

Police determined the vehicle was stolen and had been involved in a hit-and-run incident earlier in the day in Penhold, south of Red Deer. 

The vehicle was found abandoned just north of Bowden. 

RCMP identified the suspect as a 20-year-old man from Innisfail, believed to be armed, who was wanted for numerous offences including a violent attempted robbery at a campground earlier this month. 

With assistance from the Calgary Emergency Response Team, an RCMP helicopter and a K-9 unit, RCMP from several detachments secured a perimeter around a rural property where they believed the suspect was hiding.

Residents of Bowden were asked to stay indoors during the police operation. 

The man was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. on Friday and taken to the Innisfail RCMP detachment.