Canadian police are searching for an “armed and dangerous” man dressed in military garb in Moncton, a city in southeastern New Brunswick, CBC is reporting.
Three police officers were mortally wounded by the shooter, while two others sustained non-life threatening injuries, the Roycal Canadian Mounted Police tweeted.
Global News reports the suspect, who RCMP identified as 24-year-old Justin Bourque, was apparently armed with rifles, a crossbow, and a knife.
Police have warned residents it is an “active shooter” situation and they should remain in their homes and lock their doors.
“We’re scared, obviously,” witness Will Njoku told CBC. “We’re more terrified for the people who this shooter is basically in their backyard. I can picture these people’s houses.”
On what appears to be Bourque’s Facebook profile, the suspect allegedly wrote a chilling and widely-shared poem, closing with “I believe my kingdom will come” just hours before the shootings occurred.
This is a developing story, and will be updated as we learn more.
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