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NEWS: Nunavut March 25, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Nunavut RCMP defuse firearms incident in Rankin Inlet

Man arrested after shots fired inside a residence

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A man is in custody after members of the RCMP in Rankin Inlet arrested him March 25 in connection with a firearms incident. (FILE PHOTO)
A man is in custody after members of the RCMP in Rankin Inlet arrested him March 25 in connection with a firearms incident. (FILE PHOTO)

Members of the Nunavut RCMP arrested a man March 25, after a firearms incident in the Area 6 neighbourhood of Rankin Inlet.

No one was injured, the RCMP said.

During the afternoon of March 25, the Rankin Inlet RCMP detachment received a call that shots had been fired from inside a residence.

Police went to the scene and a “critical incident command” was activated, the RCMP said in a March 25 release.

The RCMP activate this response in situations where there are hostages or barricaded individuals. 

Sources in the community said the shooter was firing into the air and not at anyone. Two Rankin Inlet men finally talked the individual into surrendering the weapon.

Police seized a rifle and arrested a man, described as an “adult,” outside the residence about an hour later, police said—shortly before 4 p.m., according to local residents.

Police said that the incident is now under investigation and charges are pending. They did not release the name or age of the man they arrested.

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