Gunman killed three police in Canada

Codiac RCMP officers take cover behind their vehicle in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Codiac RCMP officers take cover behind their vehicle in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MONTREAL (AFP) - A gunman opened fire on Wednesday in eastern Canada, killing three federal police and wounding two more, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

The incident took place in Moncton, the largest city in New Brunswick province.

A third additional person was wounded and was being treated in hospital, the Rcmp reported on Twitter.

Police said they were searching for a man they identified as Justin Bourque, whom they described as "armed and dangerous".