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Chase RCMP arrest wanted man in high-risk take down

September 21, 2020 - 3:09 PM

Police have arrested a man wanted province-wide on an outstanding firearms related warrants after he failed to comply with a traffic stop and crashed his vehicle.

The Southeast District Emergency Response Team supported Chase RCMP in the high-risk arrest of Michael Luttman on an Adams Lake area property, Sept. 18, according to an RCMP media release.

"A frontline officer aboard a RCMP Air Services helicopter provided oversight for the operation, which was considered high risk in nature due to Luttman’s history," RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in the release.

RCMP said Luttman, driving a pickup truck, failed to comply with a police traffic stop and attempted to flee the property, subsequently crashing into an emergency response vehicle. The force of impact caused the pickup to roll over back onto its wheels.

Luttman and a female passenger were apprehended at the scene and both suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision. 

A member of the Emergency Response Team was transported to hospital as a precaution and was later released.

Following Luttman’s arrest, police located a handgun inside the damaged pickup. Officers also recovered several high powered firearms and many rounds of ammunition that were ejected during the crash.

A collision analyst and forensic specialist attended to examine the scene as they assist with the ongoing RCMP investigation.

Anyone who witnessed this crash and has not spoken to police is urged to contact the Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221.

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