RCMP on the scene of a Critical Incident in Iqaluit, Nunavut – UPDATED – RCMP resolves Critical Incident peacefully

Iqaluit, Nunavut – On November 13th, 2020 at approximately 7:12 a.m., the Iqaluit RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance inside a residence in the 4100 area of Imiqtarviminiq Street. A 31-year-old man was threatening the occupants of the residence with a knife.

The Nunavut RCMP Critical Incident Team including a Containment Team and Crisis Negotiators, worked to bring this incident to a peaceful resolution. At approximately 5:45 p.m. the man was arrested. No one was injured as a result of this incident. The man will go before the Nunavut Court of Justice tomorrow and is facing the following charges:

Assault

Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Failure to comply with Release Order x 4

The RCMP would like to thank the residents of Iqaluit for their patience while we worked through this event. The RCMP would also like to thank the Iqaluit Municipal Enforcement Officers, Iqaluit Fire and EMS as well as the Department of Education for their assistance.

BACKGROUND

Iqaluit, Nunavut – On November 13th, 2020 at approximately 7:12 a.m., the Iqaluit RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance inside a residence in the 4100 area of Imiqtarviminiq Street.

The Nunavut RCMP Critical Incident Team has been working throughout the day to resolve this incident. Schools in the area were advised of the unfolding event.

The RCMP is asking residents living in the 4100 area of Imiqtarviminiq Street to refrain from returning home after work. If residents living in this area need to come or go for an emergency, please call the RCMP at 979-1111 for assistance.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

BACKGROUND

Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Nunavut RCMP Critical Incident Team is responding to an incident in the 4000 block in Iqaluit. RCMP are asking the community to avoid Imiqtarviminiq Street and take alternate routes if possible.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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