2 men arrested after shots fired at Ont. motorists
Published Saturday, July 21, 2012 5:11PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, July 21, 2012 7:47PM EDT
Two men were arrested Saturday after reportsof cottage break-ins escalated to news of a man on a bridge shooting at passing cars ona highway south of Sudbury, Ont. late Friday.
Calls about shots being fired from the Bailey Bridge over Highway 607 came in at 3 p.m. on Friday.
Two men were arrested without incident Saturday after a massive search on land, water and by helicopter.
Officers went door-to-door in the vicinity,a wooded area with a lot of water that is popular with summer tourists, to notify the few residents and cottagers of their search and advise them to lock their doors and call police if they saw anything suspicious.
Police found a vehicle and followed up on reported sightingsof two men in the area, which is a 45-minute drive south of Sudbury. A canine unit was dispatched to track the suspects.
Highway 607 runs between Highway 64 and 69 and both entrances were barricaded by police during the search. A mobile command centre was set up on the roadway.
The search continued overnight, with police using a helicopter with infrared capabilities.
The two suspects were found at 11:00 a.m. Saturday approximately seven kilometres away from the bridge where shots were allegedly fired.
“They were trying to evade police all night and eventually we caught up to them,” said Cmdr.Yves Forgetof the Noelville detachmentof the Ontario Provincial Police.
The two suspects, who have not yet been named, are currently in custody in Sudbury and are expected to appear in court Monday.