Police arrest man in ceiling of Fredericton drug store
The Fredericton Police Force at the scene of a baracaded person at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Fredericton on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.
Published Monday, November 13, 2017 8:05PM AST
Last Updated Monday, November 13, 2017 8:19PM AST
A man who tried to rob a Fredericton drug store by waiting in the ceiling until it closed has been arrested.
In a press release Monday, the Fredericton Police Force said officers responded to a suspicious person call at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Prospect Street.
Police later deemed the incident a barricaded person call after the suspect refused to leave.
Police say the man was armed.
Multiple units, including patrol officers, the emergency response team, a canine unit, crisis negotiators and the local fire department responded to the scene.
Crisis negotiators were able to take the suspect into custody three hours later. Police say he is facing several charges.