Gunman who fired shots in Abbotsford arrested after an hour, no one injured

A man armed with a shotgun was arrested in Abbotsford, British Columbia on Monday after firing shots that initially led to an active shooter situation. Chief Const. Bob Benkow of the Abbotsford Police Department…

Gunman who fired shots in Abbotsford arrested after an hour, no one injured

A man armed with a shotgun was arrested in Abbotsford, British Columbia on Monday after firing shots that initially led to an active shooter situation.

Chief Const. Bob Benkow of the Abbotsford Police Department said officers noticed a suspicious man near an apartment complex on nearby Main Street at about 6 p.m.

Several bullets struck a home and car, but police said that no one was injured.

Benkow said they apprehended the man within 40 minutes of responding to the incident.

He was booked into the Abbotsford Pre-Trial Centre on charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, mischief and unlawful mischief.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was alerted of the incident during a speech at an official event in the region, according to the CBC.

“We certainly appreciate the response of local law enforcement. First and foremost, and my thoughts are with the families of the two people that have been injured,” Trudeau said.

Reacting to news of the arrests, Trudeau tweeted that Canadian Forces remain “strong, stable, and prepared” for any possible threat in Canadian communities.

We are strong, stable, and prepared. If Canadians need help, they know our allies will be there. — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 26, 2017

The incident in Abbotsford came on the heels of an attack on an Armed Forces member in Whitehorse, Yukon. The officer was fatally shot and at least four people were injured on Sunday.

The British Columbia incident comes less than a week after a mass shooting in Toronto killed two police officers.

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