RCMP officer shot at Onanole

August 30, 2018 2:52 am

An RCMP officer was shot Wednesday night at Onanole, just south of Riding. Mountain National Park, and three suspects have been arrested after an overnight manhunt.

Manitoba RCMP say an officer is in serious condition in hospital after being shot in what they call a “serious incident” near the town of Onanole.

The Mounties have not provided any specifics about the incident, except to say shots were fired.

The three suspects were arrested early Thursday morning. Police are investigating to see if there may be more suspects at large.

The RCMP said late Wednesday night the suspects “may have split up,” with some fleeing on foot and some leaving the scene in a Black 2005 GMC Sierra extended cab with Manitoba license plate number GBX-476.

The suspects are considered armed and dangerous.

Residents in the area have been asked to ensure their doors and windows are locked and to call 911 immediately is they see anything suspicious.

The RCMP said “all possible resources are being utilized” to locate the suspects.

Onanole is located 150 km east of Moosomin, south of Riding Mountain National Park.