RCMP seeking public assistance in firearms incident: Iqaluit RCMP

Iqaluit, Nunavut – On September 26, 2020 at approximately 3:38 PM Iqaluit RCMP received a complaint of a lone male walking by the DJ’s store holding a rifle and was reported to be pointing it down the hill. The suspect was described as wearing dark pants and camouflage jacket with a long barrelled rifle.

Officers immediately attended to the area and conducted extensive patrols but did not locate the suspect. During the course of the investigation, officers observed a male wearing camouflage clothing with a rifle sling over his shoulder walking in the 200-block area. Officers conducted a high-risk arrest and took the man into custody without incident. After an initial assessment and investigation it was determined that although this individual matched the description of the suspect and was in possession of a rifle, he was not the suspect police are seeking. The individual was released with no charges and police have been in contact with the family.

The original suspect was not located and police are still investigating the matter and are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information to contact police at 867-979-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Firearms Incident
(File Photo) Firearms Incident

Iqaluit, Nunavut

Iqaluit RCMP

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