- New Brunswick RCMP announced the arrest on Twitter shortly after midnight AT Friday:
- — RCMP New Brunswick (@RCMPNB)Fri, Jun 06 2014 04:30:09Justin Bourque arrested by RCMP at 12:10 in Moncton. He is in police custody. Residents of north Moncton can now leave their homes.
- Only minutes after reports of an arrest surfaced on social media, Twitter user @YourMichelle tweeted an alleged eye-witness account of the dramatic arrest:
- — michelle thibodeau (@YourMichelle)Fri, Jun 06 2014 04:03:10The swat team arrived at my house and unloaded and started screaming in my backyard for him to surrender and he did. I watched it happen.
- — michelle thibodeau (@YourMichelle)Fri, Jun 06 2014 04:05:18They had him sprawled on my front lawn for some time and then loaded him into the swat vehicle. They are now checking my yard for firearms.
- Across the country, Canadians breathed a sigh of relief and sent residents of Moncton and New Brunswick RCMP messages of hope and healing:
- — George LeBlanc (@GeorgeLeBlanc)Fri, Jun 06 2014 05:04:59Suspect arrested !! Proud of brave men and women of the RCMP. Remarkable police work. Thinking also of the families of the fallen officers.
- — Lynn LeBlanc (@LynnLeBlanc11)Fri, Jun 06 2014 06:10:47Breathing a sigh of relief as @RCMPNB confirm the capture of the gunman in Moncton! Feeling better now that my family & friends are safe!
- — Mat MacDonald (@Mat_MacDonald)Fri, Jun 06 2014 04:38:48
- — Cody Carroll (@CodyCarroll15)Fri, Jun 06 2014 04:16:57
- — Melissa McGowan (@MissMcG1)Fri, Jun 06 2014 04:54:53
- — Kevin Olenick (@kevole)Fri, Jun 06 2014 04:54:07Yes, the suspect is in custody and it's a cause for celebration, but 3 RCMP officers lost their life. This is still a sad story. #Moncton
New Brunswick RCMP arrest Justin Bourque
Twitter reacted to news of Justin Bourque's arrest, the gunman hunted by police for two days after he allegedly shot and killed three Mounties and wounded two others in Moncton, with messages of relief, hope and healing.
byCBC News Community1 Like83,496 Views