Hinton RCMP seeking public assistance in identifying suspect in firearms incident at WildHay River Provincial Recreation area

Hinton, Alberta — At approximately 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, May 23, 2021, Hinton RCMP responded to a report of a firearm being discharged in a rural area near the WildHay River Provincial Recreation area. Officers responded and searched the area for several hours but the suspect of the alleged firearm discharge was not located. No one was physically injured in this incident.

The male suspect is described as:

· Approximately 6’ tall

· Male had a large abdomen

· Approximately 240 lbs

· Caucasian

· No facial hair

File Photo – Firearms

· Short, light coloured blonde hair

Possibly wearing:

· Either rolled up purple short sleeve tight shirt or t-shirt

· Wearing white shorts, possibly khakis or surf shorts

Possibly driving:

· a side by side UTV with a yellow hood up

The investigation continues and the Hinton RCMP are asking anyone who was in the area of WildHay River Provincial Recreation area, on May 23, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., that may have seen an adult male with a firearm matching the description below to contact the Hinton RCMP at 780-865-2455, or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Hinton RCMP

Western Alberta District RCMP

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