UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in Sibley’s Cove

Terry Roberts
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Police have confirmed that a male resident of Sibley’s Cove on the Trinity South Shore has been taken into custody in relation to a security incident at the health centre in Old Perlican late this morning.

An RCMP spokesman said the man will undergo a mental health assessment, and no charges are likely.

Concerns were raised when the man allegedly threatened to obtain a weapon and cause harm to police and “possibly employees at the health centre,” said the spokesman.

The incident drew an immediate reaction from health centre employees, and a rapid response from the RCMP, with officers rushing to Old Perlican in large numbers.

The health centre was quickly secured by police and nearby Baccalieu Collegiate was placed in “secure mode.”

Officers tracked to the man to his home in Sibley’s Cove, where he was arrested this afternoon without incident.

“There is no further risk to the public,” said the spokesman.

The incident made for some frayed nerves in the area, and came just six days after a horrific shooting in Moncton, N.B., that left three RCMP officers dead and two others wounded.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Sibley, Old Perlican, Moncton

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  • Graham
    June 11, 2014 - 21:01

    Hats of to the RCMP for the quick response today who knows these days .

  • aubrey lynch
    June 11, 2014 - 14:43

    i think charges should be laid..thats enough of this stuff going on and rcmp being shot and the pulbic in fear and threats being made..stop it with him>.he wouldnt be the first one that a judge made an example of to let other people know your not getting away with this..just sayin

  • Marlene Clarke
    June 11, 2014 - 14:20

    Thank you to the RCMP for the quick response. So many sick people around , thank goodness it's over and everyone is ok.