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RCMP arrest two men following violent crime spree in central Alberta

EDMONTON — RCMP have arrested two men in central Alberta following what Mounties are calling a violent crime spree.

Police say the men were arrested near Breton after ramming a patrol car with a truck and attempting to run over a Mountie.

Police say the men are suspected of breaking into a service station in Rimbey Thursday morning and torching a stolen vehicle outside the town.

Mounties say they found a loaded shotgun, stolen property and cash in an abandoned pickup.

The men, who have not been identified, face charges including assaulting a police officer, possession of dangerous weapons, dangerous driving, hit and run, flight from police and theft.

Police say one of the men also faces criminal charges in relation to an armed home invasion in Hinton on April 5.

The Canadian Press

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