June 5, 2014 6:38 pm
Updated: June 6, 2014 1:01 am

IN PHOTOS: Moncton shooting leads to massive manhunt

Emergency response officers check a residence in Moncton, New Brunswick, Thursday, June 5, 2014, searching for a suspect who shot and killed three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers the day before. Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)


TORONTO – Three RCMP officers were killed and two others injured when a gunman opened fire in Moncton, New Brunswick Wednesday night.

A massive manhunt for suspected gunman 24-year-old Justin Bourque ended in the early hours of Friday morning after  RCMP announced the arrest.

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Earlier Thursday afternoon, more than a dozen officers surrounded an apartment complex after receiving a tip about the location of the gunman. But they withdrew, saying lead turned out to be false.

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“This is not even close to being a typical day in New Brunswick, Moncton or even in Canada,” New Brunswick RCMP Commanding Officer Roger Brown said Thursday morning.

Police said one of the injured officers remains in hospital Thursday evening; the second was released.

Police said they won’t release the names of the victims until all family members have been notified.

Below are images of the manhunt as it unfolded in Moncton Thursday afternoon.

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