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Daniel Donald (Daniel Robert Bissonnette) was arrested and taken into custody after shooting two officers from within a window
Man who fired shots near Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia is in custody
A man suspected of shooting two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and a civilian in British Columbia was taken into custody on Tuesday night, according to police.
The suspect, identified as Daniel Donald Bissonnette, was arrested in Laval, Quebec, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported.
Someone had called to report seeing a man with a rifle, the CBC reported.
Police officers with K-9 units followed the caller to a vehicle. There, the suspect fired at the officers, who returned fire, the CBC reported.
One of the police officers was shot in the thigh and is in stable condition. The other officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both have been placed on administrative leave. The civilian was also not injured, the CBC reported.
A police helicopter confirmed the suspect had been captured in the Montreal suburb of Laval, CBC reported. Police had earlier requested the public help them find the suspect.
Police said that anyone who witnessed the shooting could call them.
A prayer service was held for the injured officers later on Tuesday at the Canadian Mounted Police’s headquarters in Ottawa.
CBC reported that one of the officers who had been shot had survived. It wasn’t clear what the condition of the second officer was.
• Additional reporting by Candice Choi.