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Canadian police arrest shooting suspect

Canadian police said  they have arrested the 24-year-old man who they suspect shot dead three police officers and wounded two more in the eastern city of Moncton, ending a massive manhunt.

The shooting was one of the worst of its kind in Canada, where gun laws are stricter than in the United States and fatal attacks on police are rare.

“Justin Bourque arrested by RCMP at 12:10 in Moncton. He is in police custody. Residents of north Moncton can now leave their homes,” the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a tweet on Friday, the Reuters news agency reported.

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(via Al Jazeera)