RCMP evacuates Iqaluit campers by helicopter over the weekend
Male arrested Monday ‘without incident,’ RCMP confirms
People camping in the Iqaluit area were evacuated by helicopter “over the weekend” and a male was arrested on Monday.
RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Pauline Melanson confirmed the incident took place and a male was arrested “without incident.”
“I can say that an incident took place at a campsite and members of the camp were evacuated over the weekend by helicopter,” she stated in an email.
She did not confirm whether the male was a minor or an adult, where exactly the incident took place, or whether it happened Saturday or Sunday — although rumours of the incident surfaced on social media on Saturday.
Since the investigation is still underway, Melanson said she could not confirm how many people were evacuated, where exactly the incident took place.
She also could not confirm whether a gunshot went off and whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
She said she has been asked whether a boat was shot at, but there was no shooting toward a boat.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.