HUFFINGTON POST
01/17/2015 01:01 pm ET Updated Mar 19, 2015

2 Canadian Police Shot In Alberta

By Jeffrey Hodgson

TORONTO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Canadian police have located the suspect in the shooting of two officers in an Alberta casino earlier on Saturday, and the incident no longer poses a threat to public safety, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

The officers were being treated in hospital. One is in "grave condition," while the other is in "serious condition," police told a media briefing.

The police force said in a statement that it was not yet in a position to release the suspect's identity but would provide more information as the investigation continues.

The two police officers were investigating a stolen vehicle when they were shot during an interaction with a civilian, who fled the scene. Police had said earlier that the suspect was a white male aged 25 to 35 and wearing a two-toned blue jacket and jeans.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. local time in St. Albert, Alberta, a bedroom community northwest of the provincial capital of Edmonton. (Editing by Alison Williams and Lisa Von Ahn)