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Armed and barricaded man surrenders to police officers

Friday, September 8, 2017
On September 5, 2017 a man barricaded in his Aupaluk home surrendered himself to police after negotiations with the KRPF.

​While police officers were waiting to receive a court order allowing them to arrest the suspect in his home for an unrelated matter, the individual stepped out of his home and fired a shot towards one of the officers.

The constables immediately requested additional support from the headquarters of Kuujjuaq, 150 kilometers from Aupaluk, to help secure a perimeter and to begin negotiations with the barricaded man. Shortly after starting communications, the suspect decided to peacefully surrender to the KRPF.

The suspect faces seven charges, including discharging of a firearm while being reckless as to the life or safety of another person.