10/08/2015 10:52 EDT | Updated 10/08/2016 01:12 EDT

One suspect arrested, Canada-wide warrant issued for second in man's kidnapping

DRUMMOND, N.B. — RCMP have made an arrest and issued a Canada-wide warrant for a second suspect wanted in the alleged kidnapping of a man at gunpoint in New Brunswick.

Police say a 37-year-old man, originally from Nova Scotia, was arrested in Halifax.

The Mounties are still searching for 43-year-old Gilbert Theriault, who is from the Drummond area of New Brunswick.

They say Theriault faces charges of using a firearm to kidnap the alleged victim, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, uttering a death threat, injuring the victim's dog, and extortion.

RCMP say the 62-year-old victim was forced to leave his home Monday in the Drummond area by two men.

He told police he was placed in the trunk of a car and driven to a dirt road about 10 kilometres away, where his kidnappers left the scene.

Police allege the man made his way out of the trunk and sustained minor injuries.

Theriault is described as five-foot-six and 120 pounds with a tattoo of an eagle on his right bicep.



The Canadian Press