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RCMP use spike belt to stop a suspect following Wainwright home invasion

Over 25 police officers from several detachments on both sides of the Border were called out as events from a home invasion unfolded in Wainwright Monday morning.

RCMP says just after 10 a.m. they were called to a home invasion on 6th Avenue in Wainwright.

Officers say a man allegedly forced his way into a home. He was armed with a gun.

Investigators say the man is suspected of stealing a pick-up truck in the area before forcing himself into the home.

Police located the truck and when the man failed to stop, officers gave pursuit.

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The chase continued through several RCMP jurisdictions and officers allege the man fired at police during the pursuit.

Officers deployed a tire deflation device to stop the vehicle and bring the chase to an end.

The 37-year-old driver, of Red Deer, was placed under arrest and is in police custody.

No one was injured during the chase.

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