EDMONTON -- Two Mounties were shot and wounded early Sunday following an armed stand-off near Breton, Alta., southwest of Edmonton.
Around 5:20 p.m. Saturday cops were responded to a complaint of a 35-year-old man being shot at a rural residence about 18 km west of Breton.
Police secured the residence and called in the RCMP's emergency response team, police dog service and Edmonton police for backup.
Neighbours near the rural residence were evacuated.
Things escalated around 3:30 a.m. Sunday when gunfire was exchanged between police and a man holed up inside the house, said RCMP K-Division spokesman Sgt. Tim Taniguchi.
That resulted in two Mounties being shot, he said, flown to an Edmonton hospital via STARS air ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
Police then started negotiating with the gunman and, at 10:45 a.m., a woman and man were taken into custody.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating.