Canada shooting: Suspect 'in police custody'

The man wanted by police in New Brunswick, Canada, for killing three officers has been arrested, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has said.

Canada shooting: Suspect 'in police custody'

The man wanted by police in New Brunswick, Canada, for killing three officers and wounded two more, has been arrested, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has said.

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Justin Bourque arrested by RCMP at 12:10 in Moncton. He is in police custody. Residents of north Moncton can now leave their homes.

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Mounties continue search for police killer

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer carrying a shotgun guards an exit ramp. Credit: Reuters

Royal Canadian Mounted Police are combing the streets and woods of a normally tranquil city hunting for the man suspected of killing three officers in the deadliest attack on their ranks in nearly a decade.

Suspect Justin Bourque, 24, armed with high-powered long firearms, was spotted three times while eluding the massive manhunt that emptied roads and kept families trapped in their homes in Moncton, an east coast city in New Brunswick, where gun violence is rare.

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Armed police at scene of fatal Canada shooting

Armed officers were pictured at the scene of a shooting in New Brunswick, Canada, hwere three officer from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were shot dead and two others were injured.

Armed police take cover in the door of a vehicle in the New Brunswick city of Moncton. Credit: Reuters

The force tweeted: "If you live in the marked area stay inside/lock doors. Roads blocked. Traffic disrupted. Avoid area."

A police car window with a shot-out window at the scene of the shootings in Moncton, Canada.
A police car window with a shot-out window at the scene of the shootings in Moncton, Canada. Credit: Reuters

Police are hunting 24-year-old Justin Baroque and say that the gunman is believed to be at large in the Pinehurst area of the city.

Armed officers surround the scene of multiple shootings in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Armed officers surround the scene of multiple shootings in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Credit: Reuters

Canadian PM: Brave officers will be remembered

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has paid tribute to the three police officers who were killed and the two others who are wounded after being shot by a fugitive gunman in Brunswick, Canada.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has paid tribute to the police officers killed in Brunswick, Canada, as a manhunt for the gunman continues.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has paid tribute to the police officers killed in Brunswick, Canada, as a manhunt for the gunman continues. Credit: Reuters

He said in a statement: “On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our deepest condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of those affected by this tragedy. We also offer our prayers for the speedy recovery of those injured.

“This violent incident is a stark reminder that our men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line in Canada every day to protect our citizens and communities.

“The sacrifice of these brave officers will be honoured and remembered.

“Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones in their time of need. This is a sad time for the people of Moncton, the people of New Brunswick and for Canada.”

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Residents urged to stay indoors during police manhunt

RCMP Constable Damien Theriault held an emotional news conference following the deaths of three of his colleagues at the hands of a fugitive gunman in the Canadian city of Moncton, New Brunswick.

He told reporters the suspected shooter is still believed to be in the Pinehurst area of the city and urged residents to stay inside.

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Canada shooting: Manhunt continues for gunman

Police in the Canadian city of Moncton, New Brunswick are urging residents to stay inside with their doors locked as they continue the search for a gunman who killed three officers and wounded two more.

In a tweet, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said:

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Shooter still beleived to be in Pinehurst Subdivision area of Moncton. Stay locked inside. Avoid area. #Codiac #RCMPNB

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New Brunswick Premier 'saddened' by attack

New Brunswick Premier David Alward has said that he is 'shocked and saddened' by the situation in Moncton, after three police officers were killed and two injured in a shooting in the Canadian city

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I'm shocked & saddened to learn of tonight's tragic situation in Moncton I extend my thoughts and prayers to those affected #PrayForMoncton

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