Ottawa police to investigate incident in Apex

Nunavut RCMP members “involved in an incident with an armed suspect”

The Ottawa Police Service will investigate an incident involving Nunavut RCMP members and an armed suspect that took place on Saturday, April 11, in Apex, just outside Iqaluit. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

The Ottawa Police Service will investigate an incident that took place in Apex today, say Nunavut RCMP.

The RCMP said in a news release on Saturday, April 11, that “detachment members were involved in an incident with an armed suspect.”

The Nunavut RCMP often use the Ottawa police to conduct third-party investigations of incidents involving the police that lead to serious injury or death.

But the Nunavut RCMP did not describe the nature of the incident that led them to bring in the OPS.

One Apex resident posted on Twitter on Saturday afternoon that “there was an armed standoff at our neighbour’s house. Shots were fired. Someone was hurt and taken in the ambulance and the RCMP now have the situation under control.

“That was scary but glad our neighbourhood is safe now. I overheard the responders mentioning a young male with a leg shot.”

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The RCMP said the “V” division criminal operations had requested OPS to investigate the incident as an external independent agency “for transparency into the call for service and the outcome.”

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Iqaluit RCMP detachment at (867) 979-0123 or, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and your information will be provided to the OPS investigators.

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