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RCMP arrest man after warning of possible active shooter in Nunavut community

Last Updated Apr 25, 2020 at 3:59 pm MDT

An Alberta RCMP cruiser. (PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)
Summary

A man from Cape Dorset was taken into custody on Saturday afternoon following an extended standoff

Polie say there are no injuries reported as a result of the situation

CAPE DORSET, Nunavut – Police in Nunavut say a situation they had earlier described as a possible active shooting has ended with an arrest and no injuries.

RCMP say in a news release that a man from Cape Dorset was taken into custody on Saturday afternoon following an extended standoff near the community’s dump and mountain area.

The release says there are no injuries reported as a result of the situation.

Earlier Saturday, RCMP said officers were responding to a “dynamic situation” unfolding in the Baffin Island community after they had received reports that a man may have fired a gunshot.

They urged residents to stay inside their homes while they attempted to locate the suspect.

Police say the matter is still under investigation and that criminal charges are expected.