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.