June 13, 2014 7:03 am

RCMP arrest armed and dangerous fugitive after manhunt in Bowden

Dillon Bristow

INNISFAIL  – A police manhunt for a suspect considered armed and dangerous ended peacefully.

Dillon Bristow was arrested after a huge police operation near Bowden on Thursday.

The search for Bristow involved officers from several surrounding RCMP detachments, the RCMP helicopter, K9 services and the Calgary emergency response team.

They responded after a hit and run incident in Penhold around 6 p.m.

The car was found abandoned at Highway 587 and Range Road 11 near Bowden.

Police determined Bristow was behind the wheel of that car and set up a search perimeter in the area. He was arrested several hours later without incident.

“I haven’t been advised if he had any firearms on him. I know he was taken into custody by the emergency response team and no injuries were sustained,” said Cpl. Sarah Knelsen of Red Deer RCMP.

Bristow is suspected to have fired off a gun during a robbery at an Innisfail campground last week. He was also wanted for several other drug and firearms offences.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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