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Suspect arrested in Canada's police killings, ending manhunt: Police

Published on Jun 6, 2014 12:44 PM
 
A heavily armed man that police have identified as Justin Bourque walks on Hildegard Drive in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 4, 2014 after several shots were fired in the area. Canadian police said on Friday, June 6, 2014, they had arrested the 24-year-old man who they suspect shot dead three police officers and wounded two more in the eastern city of Moncton, ending a massive manhunt. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MONCTON, New Brunswick (REUTERS) - Canadian police said on Friday they had arrested the 24-year-old man who they suspect shot dead three police officers and wounded two more in the eastern city of Moncton, ending a massive manhunt.

"Justin Bourque arrested by RCMP at 12:10 in Moncton. He is in police custody. Residents of north Moncton can now leave their homes," the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a tweet.

The shooting was one of the worst of its kind in Canada, where gun laws are stricter than in the United States and fatal attacks on police are rare.

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