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Officer dragged by car while trying to arrest suspect in stolen vehicle near Drumheller

An RCMP officer was left with minor injuries after being dragged by a fleeing car while he was trying to arrest a suspect in a different stolen vehicle Wednesday evening, police said in Thursday release.

Unknown if either suspect was injured after officer shot at fleeing vehicle, police said

RCMP were trying to arrest the male driver near Morrin, Alta., about 25 kilometres north of Drumheller, just before 6 p.m. Wednesday, when a second car showed up. (CBC)

An RCMP officer suffered minor injuries after being dragged by a getaway car while trying to arrest a suspect in a different stolen vehicle Wednesday evening, police said in Thursday release.

Police were trying to arrest a male driver near Morrin, Alta., about 25 kilometres north of Drumheller, just before 6 p.m. when a silver car with a female driver pulled up, police said.

The male driver jumped into the second vehicle, which fled, hitting and dragging an RCMP officer who tried to stop them.

"While being dragged, the officer discharged his firearm at the vehicle and was able to break free while the car fled the area," said the release.

Police are looking for a white male who was wearing a hooded winter jacket and ball cap. The woman is described as white with dark hair and was wearing a tan, fur-lined, hooded jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 403-823-7590 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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