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UPDATE: Suspect at-large in Prince Rupert now in custody

Suspect turned himself in after RCMP opened an investigation into the weapon-related incident

A suspect at-large turned himself in to the RCMP on Thursday, June 27, after the police opened an investigation searching for the man involved in a weapons-related incident on Wednesday, June 26.

On Wednesday one person had been taken into custody, and one suspect remained at-large, after an isolated incident broke out on Third Ave. West and Sixth St. Around 2:30 p.m. RCMP officers responded to the fight but by the time police arrived, the suspect who is now in custody, had fled the scene.

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The two suspects will appear before the court in August for a weapons-related offence and the specific charges are expected to be laid in a couple of days.

Cpl. Stephen Senuita of the Prince Rupert RCMP said that this was an isolated incident and not a random attack on the public, after rumors had been circulating on social media that the person at-large was running around town carrying an axe.

The RCMP cannot at this time cannot reveal more information as the investigation into the details of the encounter is still ongoing.

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