Manhunt Underway for Suspect in Shooting Deaths of 3 Canadian Police

Jun 5, 2014

A massive manhunt is underway this morning for a man accused of opening fire on police officers in Moncton, New Brunswick.

"While responding to a call of an armed man in the north end of the city of Moncton, three of Codiac RCMP's officers were shot and killed," Damien Theriault of the Codiac Regional Royal Canadian Mounted Police says in a press conference.

In addition to the three RCMP officers killed last night, Theriault says two others were wounded and taken to the hospital.

Canadian authorities say their suspect is 24-year-old Justin Bourque of Moncton, who was reportedly dressed in camouflage and carrying multiple weapons, including high-powered rifles, a crossbow and a knife.

He was last seen fleeing into the woods around the Pinehurst subdivision in Moncton's north end.