RCMP provide few details after reporting armed man in Coral Harbour

Investigation underway after police asked residents to stay indoors late Tuesday night

A man has been arrested in Coral Harbour after driving around on his ATV while armed, an RCMP spokesperson says. (File photo)

By Jeff Pelletier - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Nunavut RCMP are investigating after a man in Coral Harbour was reportedly driving around town on an ATV while armed.

“At 10:30 p.m. the Coral Harbour RCMP responded to a call of a male on an ATV armed with a firearm driving around town,” said Sgt. Pauline Melanson, a spokesperson for Nunavut RCMP.

“The Coral Harbour RCMP made efforts to locate the ATV, when they could not locate him they requested a social media post asking the public to go indoors for their safety.”

That Facebook post was made around 11:15 p.m. local time.

It said that an update would be provided when available.

That update came early Wednesday morning when police said the man had been arrested without incident.

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Melanson did not name the suspect, or say if there were any charges or injuries.

“The matter is still under investigation and I cannot provide further details,” she said.

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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by enosamm on

    Driving around a community on a four wheeler with a rifle is a pretty common occurrence, what makes this so special that the RCMP is called out. What is Melanson hiding?

  2. Posted by non-issue on

    People still walk into the store with a gun on their back.


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