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Canadian Shooting Suspect Arrested After Three Police Officers Killed

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say Justin Bourque is in custody after three police officers were killed and two others wounded in New Brunswick.

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RCMP in Moncton, New Brunswick, say they have apprehended the suspect, Justin Bourque, in the shootings early Friday morning, The Canadian Press.

A resident in Moncton tweeted that she witnessed the suspect being captured in her backyard.

He was in my backyard. I saw him arrested in front of my eyes. He is alive. Thank you #RCMPNB.

michelle thibodeau@YourMichelle

He was in my backyard. I saw him arrested in front of my eyes. He is alive. Thank you #RCMPNB.

9:00 PM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The swat team arrived at my house and unloaded and started screaming in my backyard for him to surrender and he did. I watched it happen.

michelle thibodeau@YourMichelle

The swat team arrived at my house and unloaded and started screaming in my backyard for him to surrender and he did. I watched it happen.

9:03 PM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

They had him sprawled on my front lawn for some time and then loaded him into the swat vehicle. They are now checking my yard for firearms.

michelle thibodeau@YourMichelle

They had him sprawled on my front lawn for some time and then loaded him into the swat vehicle. They are now checking my yard for firearms.

9:05 PM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

As of Thursday morning, despite being spotted three times, the suspect was still at large.

Suspect spotted this morning 3 times. Police have not been able to apprehend him. Moncton residents told to stay indoors behind locked doors

CP24@CP24

Suspect spotted this morning 3 times. Police have not been able to apprehend him. Moncton residents told to stay indoors behind locked doors

10:15 AM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick tweeted the shooter's alleged age and name: 24-year-old Justin Bourque.

Codiac RCMP are searching for 24-y-o Justin Bourque of Moncton. Anyone with information call 9-1-1. http://t.co/JCcJyixfce

RCMP New Brunswick@RCMPNB

Codiac RCMP are searching for 24-y-o Justin Bourque of Moncton. Anyone with information call 9-1-1. http://t.co/JCcJyixfce

6:19 PM - 04 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

After the shooting began, RCMP tweeted for those in the neighborhood to "stay locked inside."

Shooter still beleived to be in Pinehurst Subdivision area of Moncton. Stay locked inside. Avoid area. #Codiac #RCMPNB

RCMP New Brunswick@RCMPNB

Shooter still beleived to be in Pinehurst Subdivision area of Moncton. Stay locked inside. Avoid area. #Codiac #RCMPNB

7:32 PM - 04 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Helicopters were also seen flying over Moncton, searching for the shooter.

Helicopter has joined ongoing situation. Flew over my house in Moncton

Will Njoku@WillNjoku

Helicopter has joined ongoing situation. Flew over my house in Moncton

5:01 PM - 04 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

At least two people who were wounded were taken to the Moncton Hospital, CNN reported.

Videos on YouTube posted by Vanessa Bernatchez appear to show the chaos in Moncton, Canada:

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View this video on YouTube

Constable Dave Ross is reportedly one of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police killed:

#RCMPNB Const. Dave Ross was one of the victims of the #Moncton shooting on Wednesday night. http://t.co/Q3GkOKzs4w

CBC News@CBCNews

#RCMPNB Const. Dave Ross was one of the victims of the #Moncton shooting on Wednesday night. http://t.co/Q3GkOKzs4w

8:23 PM - 05 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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