Rifle-toting pedestrian arrested south of Edmonton by off-duty city cop

Edmonton man, 22, killed in fiery crash in eastern Alberta

An Edmonton police officer heading home after his shift found himself working overtime Wednesday.

The officer was still in uniform around 3 a.m. when he saw a man walking on the side of the a highway in Leduc County toting a rifle and a duffel bag. 

The Edmonton officer called RCMP and then stopped on Highway 625 near Range Road 232 to arrest the man.

The man resisted and was injured, requiring a stop at hospital before he was taken into custody.

Police seized a loaded Russian-made SKS rifle, a loaded American-made Marlin rifle, ammunition and bow.

The Marlin rifle was stolen from a vehicle in Leduc in January.

A 33-year-old man faces charges for possession of weapons and resisting arrest.