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Hamilton police issue arrest warrant after gun shots fired at officers

Hamilton police have issued an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Jamie Dryden.
Hamilton police have issued an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Jamie Dryden. Police handout

Hamilton police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly opened fire at officers.

Police say Jamie Dryden is considered armed and dangerous, highly transient, and has ties throughout the country.

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Officers responded to a suspicious man in the area of Barton Street East and Ottawa Street North at around 10 p.m. on Jan. 31 when they say a man pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at police.

Police say at one point the man used a woman to shield himself from officers and was last seen in the area of Britannia Avenue.

None of the officers were injured in the shooting incident.

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Dryden, 32, is wanted on several charges, including assault causing bodily harm, break and enter, forcible confinement and various firearms offences.

Police say if you see the man, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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