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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.”

Watch: Residents urged to stay indoors during police manhunt

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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Image of armed man released by Canadian police

An image of a man wearing army fatigues and carrying two air rifles has been released by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as they search for suspect Justin Bourque, after three officers were shot dead and two wounded in the Canadian city of Moncton, New Brunswick.

Police in Canada looking for searching for Justin Bourque, 24, released this image.
Police in Canada looking for Justin Bourque, 24, released this image. Credit: RCMPNB

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

More: Three police officers killed in Canadian city shooting

Three police officers killed in Canadian city shooting

Police have launched a manhunt in Canadian city of Moncton, New Brunswick, after three officers have been shot dead and two wounded.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police New Brunswick Division warned residents of the city to stay indoors and said that officers are searching for a 24-year-old suspect.

Police and local media also tweeted a photo of a man they claimed to be the suspect dressed in military camouflage clothing and carrying firearms.

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#Codiac #RCMPNB - 3 officers mortally wounded by shooter. 2 officers sustained non life threatning injuries. Shooter still actively sought.

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#Codiac #RCMPNB advises the public in the Hildegard / Ryan Raod area to remain inside due to an ongoing shooting in the area.

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#Codiac RCMP searching for 24-y-o Justin Bourque of Moncton. Considered armed and dangerous. http://t.co/AVbkq3CiAc

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Prince Charles 'avoids question' on Putin Hitler remark

The Prince of Wales has appeared to ignore a question on recent reported comments comparing Russian president Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler.

A reporter asked: "What do you make of Mr Putin's comments about you today?" A spokeswoman for the Prince of Wales declined to comment on Mr Putin's criticism.

Read: Putin attacks Prince Charles over 'Hitler comments'

Putin sends message to 'man of manners' Charles

Vladimir Putin described Prince Charles' reported comments as "unacceptable".
Vladimir Putin described Prince Charles' reported comments as "unacceptable". Credit: RTV

Vladimir Putin sent a direct personal message to Prince Charles when questioned today over the future King's reported comparison of him to Adolf Hitler.

The Russian President said: "Give my words to Prince Charles. He has been to our country more than once - if he made such a comparison, it is unacceptable and I am sure he understands that as a man of manners."

Mr Putin said: "It reminds me of a good proverb: 'You are angry. That means you are wrong."'

Read: Putin attacks Prince Charles over 'Hitler comments'

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