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Arrest comes after police issued an emergency “dangerous man” alert in Bible Hill, NS

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Police in Nova Scotia say a man is in custody after police issued an emergency alert asking people in the Colchester County community of Bible Hill to seek shelter amid reports of a “dangerous man with a firearm.” was seen walking in the area.

People living in the Colchester, Cumberland, East Hants and Pictou County areas were ordered by the RCMP to immediately seek shelter and lock their doors and windows around 9 a.m. Friday.

In a social media post, RCMP in Nova Scotia advised residents to shelter in place while officers responded to the area of ​​Hillcrest Ave. react.

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“Alarm imminent. The streets around Hillcrest Ave. are closed so that officers can do their work. Please avoid it,” the police statement said.

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At around 9:20 a.m., the RCMP made a follow-up post on social media saying the suspect was now in custody.

The incident occurred on the four-year anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history.

On April 18 and 19, 2020, a gunman – at times disguised as an RCMP officer – murdered 22 people in Nova Scotia during a shooting spree that began in the Colchester County community of Portapique. The victims included a pregnant woman and an RCMP officer.

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