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Standoff in Inukjuak

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
During the evening of June 2, the KRPF responded to a call regarding a gunshot and immediately set up a security perimeter around the house where the incident had occurred.

While monitoring the perimeter, a male person inside the house shot multiple times and was holding a woman hostage. The KRPF chartered a flight from Puvirnituq to Inukjuak in order to send three additional officers to provide support. The Sûreté du Québec (provincial police) was immediately contacted to request the assistance of negotiators and tactical units. The situation was resolved at 11:38 a.m. on June 3 when the suspect surrendered to police. Sixteen charges have been laid against the suspect and his next court appearance is scheduled for June 8.