Police say presence in Fredericton's north side unrelated to shooting
Heavily armed officers and about a dozen police vehicles encircled part of a neighbourhood on the city's north side. (Google Maps)
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 8:53PM EDT
FREDERICTON - A day after a shooting incident left four people dead including two police officers, Fredericton police responded in force to another event Saturday night.
Heavily armed officers and about a dozen police vehicles encircled part of a neighbourhood on the city's north side.
Police officials would only describe it as an active event, but stated it was not related to the shooting incident Friday.
Police brought in their armoured response vehicle and kept people away in a one block area.
However, after about four hours they gave the all clear and left the scene.
The city has been on edge since the shootings Friday, and even the common-law partner of fallen officer Const. Robb Costello responded to the reports of the Saturday incident.
The incident in the Hawkins St/Royal Rd. area has been cleared. Officers are meeting and reassuring those in the neighbourhood. Investigation continues.— Fredericton Police (@CityFredPolice) August 12, 2018
The current incident is unrelated to the events of yesterday— Fredericton Police (@CityFredPolice) August 11, 2018
Police officers are currently at an ongoing incident in the area of Hawkins St/Royal Road. We are asking the public to avoid the area while the police work. We will update when we can.— Fredericton Police (@CityFredPolice) August 11, 2018