11/18/2014 02:38 EST | Updated 01/18/2015 05:59 EST

Alberta RCMP Say Pipeline Intentionally Shot With High-Powered Rifle

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HINTON, Alta. - RCMP in Alberta say they are looking for a person who intentionally shot a natural gas pipeline.

Mounties say the pipeline owned by Talisman Energy was hit using a high-powered rifle.

They say the crime happened sometime over the weekend about 60 kilometres north of Hinton.

Police say a large quantity of natural gas was released before safety devices stopped the leak.

RCMP are asking anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.

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