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NEWS: Iqaluit September 12, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Photo: RCMP holds news conference about hostage-taking in Iqaluit

DAVID MURPHY
RCMP Supt. Hilton Smee meets Sept. 12 with reporters in Iqaluit to talk about the outcome of a hostage-taking incident that took place in the early morning hours. The police who responded to the call managed to disarm a man holding butter knives to a woman's throat by using only physical force. The man was taken hospital for injuries he sustained in the struggle, and one of the two members suffered a slightly injured hand. An RCMP news release said the woman was
RCMP Supt. Hilton Smee meets Sept. 12 with reporters in Iqaluit to talk about the outcome of a hostage-taking incident that took place in the early morning hours. The police who responded to the call managed to disarm a man holding butter knives to a woman's throat by using only physical force. The man was taken hospital for injuries he sustained in the struggle, and one of the two members suffered a slightly injured hand. An RCMP news release said the woman was "visibly shaken, but physically unharmed." “These members should be highly commended for the amazing restraint they showed in this highly volatile situation,” said Supt. Smee. Read more about this incident on Nunatsiaqonline.ca. (PHOTO BY DAVID MURPHY)

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