HomeNational

RCMP scour Moncton wooded area after suspect in Mountie shootings arrested

By: The Canadian Press

 | Jun 07, 2014 - 4:14 PM |
RCMP officers scour a field in Moncton, N.B. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 not far from where officers arrested a man charged with killing three of their colleagues. RCMP say a man suspected in the shooting deaths of three Mounties and the wounding of two others in Moncton was unarmed at the time of his arrest early Friday and was taken into custody without incident. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

RCMP officers scour a field in Moncton, N.B. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 not far from where officers arrested a man charged with killing three of their colleagues. RCMP say a man suspected in the shooting deaths of three Mounties and the wounding of two others in Moncton was unarmed at the time of his arrest early Friday and was taken into custody without incident. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

 MONCTON, N.B. - RCMP officers are scouring a field and a wooded area in Moncton, N.B., close to where officers arrested a man charged with killing three of their colleagues.

A few dozen Mounties are searching for clues behind the residential area where suspected gunman Justin Bourque was apprehended Friday.



 Bourque is facing three charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in the shootings of five RCMP officers.

The rampage forced authorities to lock down part of the city for around 30 hours as police tried to locate Bourque.

The 24-year-old suspect gave himself up to police on the lawn of a home not far from the field.

The three Mounties were gunned down and two other wounded Wednesday as a gunman held terrified locals under siege.

Reader's Feedback

NorthernLife.ca may contain content submitted by readers, usually in the form of article comments. All reader comments and any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in any messages posted or transmitted by any third party are the responsibility of the author of that message and not of NorthernLife.ca. The fact that a particular message is posted on or transmitted using this web site does not mean that NorthernLife.ca has endorsed that message in any way or verified the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message. We encourage visitors to NorthernLife.ca to report any objectionable content by using the "report abuse" link found in the comments section of this web site. Comment Guidelines


comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular

Local Business Directory