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Sex offender Michael Stanley located, police say

10/10/2013 12:25 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
Wanted Edmonton sex offender Michael Stanley has been located, CBC News has learned.

Stanley is believed to be alive, but he hasn't been confirmed to be in police custody, Edmonton police spokesman Chad Orydzuk told CBC's Janice Johnston. U.S. authorities have also become involved in the investigation.

Police in several provinces have been searching for Stanley since he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet on Oct. 1 in Lloydminster, Sask., located on the border with Alberta.

A Canada-wide warrant was also issued for the 48-year-old, who had been evading law enforcement officials for more than a week.

“There’s been a lot of tips coming in, and we want to encourage the public to keep submitting tips through their various agencies," said Edmonton police Det. Chris Hayduk Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Hayduk said it was possible Stanley was heading towards the U.S. border.

"There is some information that he may be moving south to the border and make an attempt to get into the States," he said. "The Canadian Border Services Agency has been notified and he's been flagged with various agencies along the border."

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