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NewsAlert: Large police presence in downtown Edmonton after officer hurt

Police investigate the scene where a car crashed into a roadblock in Edmonton Alta, on Saturday September 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
October 01, 2017 - 12:41 AM

EDMONTON - There is a large police presence in downtown Edmonton after an officer was injured outside a football game and witnesses told local media a U-Haul van hit at least one pedestrian a few hours later.

The chaos began outside the Edmonton Eskimos football game at Commonwealth Stadium when police say a vehicle rammed a cruiser and a suspect then got out and fought with an officer.

Edmonton police spokesman Scott Pattison told reporters the officer suffered some injuries and needed to be taken to hospital, but was "doing OK."

The suspect got away and a manhunt was launched.

A few hours later, near a downtown hotel, a U-Haul cube van was flipped on its side.

Witnesses told CTV that before the crash, the U-Haul hit at least one person in an alley outside a bar.

Police have not said whether the two events are related.

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