New BrunswickRCMP name suspect, warn residents near Tobique First Nation to stay inside after shootingThe RCMP have named a suspect and warned residents near the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick to lock their doors and stay inside as it responds to a shooting in the area.
'Lock doors, stay away from windows and shelter in place,' says RCMP alert
The RCMP have named a suspect and warned residents near Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick to lock their doors and stay inside as it responds to a shooting in the area.
RCMP said officers responded to a complaint of a man who pointed and fired a firearm in Medford, N.B., around 7:20 p.m. AT.
The man fled in a vehicle and headed south. Around 8:05 p.m., police attempted to stop the suspect on Route 105 in Tobique Narrows, which is about 10 kilometres south of Medford. RCMP said the suspect fired at police, and the police vehicle was hit, but no one was injured.
"The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on a nearby road in a wooded area," RCMP said.
The communities are located on the western side of the province close to the Canada-United States border.
The Mounties issued a regional alert at 9:26 p.m. warning that it was responding to a shooting.
"Lock doors, stay away from windows and shelter in place," the RCMP said in the alert.
In a second alert issued at 9:56 p.m., the RCMP identified the suspect as 25-year-old Stephen Perley Jr.
The RCMP also tweeted that the suspect was in a red Toyota Tacoma, and that a search for him is underway in the Tobique Narrows area.
The RCMP are asking the public:
- Follow the instructions in the alert until directed otherwise.
- Follow the New Brunswick RCMP on Facebook or Twitter for non-critical updates.
- Check with loved ones in the affected area to ensure they're aware of what's happening.
- Do not call 911 unless it's an emergency or to share information specific to the incident the alert was issued for.
- Do not share police locations or photos of police operations during the incident.
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