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NewsAlert:Suspect unarmed at time of arrest in police shooting deaths

The RCMP detachment is seen in Sackville, N.B. on Friday, June 6, 2014, where murder suspect, 24-year-old Justin Bourque of Moncton is believed to be held in custody. A nerve-wracking manhunt came to an end early Friday morning after police apprehended the suspect wanted in one of the worst mass shootings in the RCMP's history that left three Mounties dead and two others wounded in Moncton. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
June 06, 2014 - 4:34 AM

MONCTON, N.B. - A senior RCMP officer in New Brunswick says 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.

The nerve-wracking manhunt came to an end at 12:10 a.m. after police apprehended 24-year-old Justin Bourque, who was wanted for one of the worst mass shootings in the RCMP's history.

The harrowing search for Bourque lasted nearly 30 hours, causing a large swath of northwestern Moncton to be locked down with residents asked to remain inside their homes.

Supt. Marlene Snowman says Bourque was unarmed but police did find weapons near the wooded residential area where he was found.

Snowman had to pause to gather her composure as she thanked residents for keeping their outdoor lights on, which she says helped police in their night-time search.

Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, the Mounties' commanding officer in the province, says it will take time for the department to heal as he released the names of the officers who were killed and injured.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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