RCMP defuse firearms incident in Igloolik

Police arrest a teenaged boy, seize firearms


RCMP in Igloolik dealt with a firearms incident Oct. 26, said an RCMP statement issued during the evening of Oct. 26.

At about 5 p.m. on Oct. 26 police responded to a report of a possible firearms incident in the community, the RCMP said.

Police arrested a teenaged boy, 18, who is now in custody. They also seized firearms “to ensure public safety.”

No one was injured, police said.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the incident.

“At this time, there are no charges and this matter remains under investigation,” police said.

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