TUMBLER RIDGE -- RCMP have arrested one man and are conducting a manhunt near Tumbler Ridge. Mounties are searching for two suspects that fled on foot while officers were attempting to arrest them on Tuesday.

According to the RCMP,  the three individuals stole some wire and other property from a location in the Dawson Creek area earlier Tuesday.

When Mounties attempted to stop the vehicle, it fled along a forest service road in the Tumbler Ridge area. Police then boxed it in. The suspects subsequently rammed a police cruiser.

According to police, the suspect’s vehicle was rendered inoperable, so the suspects fled on foot into the bush.

One of the suspects was located walking along the highway and was arrested without incident

Two suspects remain at large. A man, well known to police and a woman, They are believed to be involved in some thefts that have occurred recently in the area.

Tumbler Ridge RCMP have deployed the K-9 unit in the search. Mounties say, “there is no threat to public safety.”

According to social media posts, there was an armoured vehicle and at least 8 other police vehicles in the area near Teepee Falls, along Highway 52.

If you have any information about this contact the Tumbler Ridge RCMP at (250) 242-5252 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477