Stanstead: a wide-ranging manhunt in the eastern Townships

Stanstead: une vaste chasse à l’homme en Estrie

A individual 42-year-old was arrested on Saturday night at Stanstead, in Estrie, after a major man-hunt to try to locate in the municipality, located not far from the u.s. border.

Sébastien Labelle, was arrested by police Saturday evening at about 23 h on the way to Hackett in Stanstead, after research that lasted part of the evening.

At the time of going to press, it should be met by the investigators of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

The SQ was called to respond to a call regarding a man who allegedly opened fire about dinner time after a dispute with members of his family, by the way Curtis, Stanstead. The suspect had then fled into the wooded area near the residence.

Dozens of police officers from the SQ and the royal Canadian mounted police have been deployed in the area, in the vicinity of highway 55, in an attempt to locate it.

Gunshots have been heard in the middle of the evening, according to residents in the area.

During the evening, the SQ did not want to give information as to not interfere with the operation, during which there were no injuries.

“All we can say is that there is a police operation ongoing in the area of Stanstead,” said the sergente Aurélie Guindon, the SQ.

On Twitter, the provincial corps of police had confirmed that gunshots were heard in the area, and that he sought always an armed man.

Stay at home

The residents of the area have been advised to remain cautious.

“Attenton citizens of Stanstead. There are currently law enforcement operations are active on the territory of Stanstead, has written the city of the eastern Townships on his account Facebook, to 20 h. We do not have much more information than you, but by way of precaution and for the safety of everyone, we ask that you stay home and stay calm. Thank you for your cooperation ! “

The Sûreté du Québec has also asked the local population to stay indoors.

– With the QMI Agency

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