RCMP issue photo of ‘dangerous’ man who had altercation with Alberta Mountie, say he could be in BC
RCMP put out a plea for help from the public as they hunt for a man “considered dangerous” after they allege he stole an Alberta Mountie’s vehicle after a fight in which the officer fired their gun.
On Thursday, police issued a photo of Malcolm Henry Testawits and said he is wanted on several outstanding warrants. They added he is known to spend time in the Peace Region of northwestern Alberta as well as in Dawson Creek, B.C.
According to police, an officer was called to a vehicle crash near Fairview, Alta. Tuesday before getting into an altercation with the man who was the only person in the vehicle.
They did not say what prompted the fight or why the officer fired their gun.
Mounties said the man was able to steal the unmarked police vehicle and fled the scene. The police vehicle was later recovered but the man was not found.
The RCMP alleges the same man later stole another vehicle from a civilian although nobody was injured in the robbery. That vehicle has since been discovered near Dawson Creek, B.C. but the man was once again not found.
The RCMP is investigating the altercation and thefts but Alberta’s police watchdog, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team, will review the police investigation.
Police said if anyone sees Testawits they should not approach him.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Fairview RCMP Detachment at 780-835-4031 or to submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by phoning 1-1-800-222-8477.
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