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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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.