Man released after cop threatened with gun
On the night of Oct. 14 in Ivujivik, two constables with the Kativik Regional Police Force received a call regarding a suicide threat from a man carrying a gun.
At the police station, while officers were speaking to the individuals who had reported the threat, the man showed up. Police say he started throwing objects at the building, fired shots, and then left.
The police began to look for the man.
Meanwhile, a constable who was being chased by the armed man managed to hide under a dark community centre. The man looked for the constable using a flashlight, and threatened to kill him if he found him.
Finally, the man gave up his search.
Later that day, police arrested Paulusi Tarriasuk, 34.
Tarriasuk, who faces 12 charges including assault with a bicycle, uttering threats, causing damage under $5,000, pointing a firearm at a constable and using a firearm while committing an indictable offense, was held for four days and then released with conditions.
Tarriasuk will appear again in court in Puvirnituq on Nov. 20.
The constable received permission to take a short work leave from the Quebec’s workers’ safety board.