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RCMP Make Arrests After Alerting the Public About an Armed Man in Carbonear

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador, have made two arrests after alerting the public about an armed man in the area.

 

The man was reportedly seen carrying a firearm and making threats. The RCMP issued an alert on Saturday, July 16, 2023, asking the public to avoid the area and to call 911 if they saw the man.

The RCMP later said that they had arrested two men in connection with the incident. The men, who have not been identified, are facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats.

The RCMP said that they are still investigating the incident and are not releasing any further details at this time.

The alert from the RCMP caused some concern in the community of Carbonear, but the arrests have helped to ease those concerns. The RCMP thanked the public for their cooperation in the investigation.

Here are some additional details about the incident:

  • The man was reportedly seen carrying a long gun.
  • The man was reportedly making threats to people in the area.
  • The RCMP issued the alert at around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2023.
  • The RCMP arrested the two men at around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2023.
  • The two men are facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats.
  • The RCMP is still investigating the incident.
  • The man was reportedly seen in the area of Queen Elizabeth Drive and Water Street.
  • The man was reportedly wearing a black hoodie and jeans.
  • The man was reportedly driving a white pickup truck.

 

Here are some tips for staying safe in an active shooter situation:

  • If you see someone with a gun, run away and call 911.
  • If you can’t run away, hide in a safe place and call 911.
  • If you are hiding, stay quiet and don’t make any noise.
  • If you are caught in the open, try to make yourself look as small as possible.
  • If you are shot, stay calm and apply pressure to the wound.

The RCMP would like to remind the public that they should always be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to the police.

Additional context:

  • The RCMP issued the alert through the Alert Ready system, which is a system that allows the government to send emergency alerts to mobile phones.
  • The Alert Ready system was used for the first time in Canada in 2018 during a shooting in Nova Scotia.
  • The Alert Ready system has been used several times since then, including during a fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and during a tornado in Barrie, Ontario.

 

Conclusion:

The RCMP are still investigating the incident in Carbonear, but the arrests of the two men are a positive step. The RCMP would like to thank the public for their cooperation in the investigation.

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