On June 22, 2017, around 7 a.m., the KRPF responded to a call in Kuujjuaq concerning an armed individual considered dangerous who had barricaded himself in a residence.
On the arrival of police at the scene, it was
determined the man represented a danger to himself. A security perimeter was
immediately set up in the area.
Following several hours of negotiations, the
man surrendered without incident to police. He was transported to the Ungava Tulattavik
Health Centre in Kuujjuaq for psychological assessment.
This is the second such incident to occur in
Nunavik in a month. On June 2, an Inukjuak man also barricaded himself in
his home with a female hostage. He surrendered to police the following morning.
The Northern Village of Kuujjuaq has a
population of roughly 2,750 and is situated in the southern Ungava Bay area.