Canadian police nab "Rambo" after massive manhunt
A gunman suspected of killing three police officers and wounding two others in a brazen attack surrendered on Friday after a massive manhunt.
Justin Bourque was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in the city of Moncton, which had been put under lockdown.
Residents could finally emerge after having barricaded their doors while police combed a wooded neighbourhood with dogs, armoured vehicles and aircraft for over 30 hours.
Bourque's attack on Wednesday had turned Moncton into a ghost town as shops, schools and government buildings remained closed on Thursday and some people even left the city altogether.
The mayor of the city of 70,000 congratulated the security forces on their success.
Witnesses said Bourque, wearing military fatigues and carrying a hunting rifle and automatic rifle, had opened fire on police officers on a street on Wednesday.
Various media outlets have dubbed Bourque as Rambo because the incident had more than a passing resemblance to the 1982 Hollywood show.
Source: AFP, Twitter