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Igloolik RCMP officer shot by gunman on snowmobile

10/04/2014 07:35 EDT | Updated 12/04/2014 05:59 EST
A Nunavut man is in police custody Saturday after a shooting incident in the community of Igloolik in which an RCMP officer was shot.

The man, believed to be in his early 20s, told people he was going hunting, a hamlet official told CBC News, but was then reportedly seen shooting his gun while riding a snowmobile around town. 

Police responded to a morning call reporting a man armed with a rifle, who then shot at police vehicles when they arrived and fled the area.

Later, shots were fired again at the Igloolik RCMP Detachment and one officer received a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The officer is receiving medical treatment. 

An emergency response team arrived to help capture the suspect, who eventually surrendered to officers around 2 p.m. local time. 

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