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'Dangerous man' with firearm in Bible Hill in custody: N.S. RCMP

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The RCMP says a “dangerous man” with a firearm in Bible Hill, N.S., is in custody Friday morning.

Police tell CTV News a call came in around 8:45 a.m. alerting police of a man with a firearm in the Hillcrest Avenue area.

The RCMP first posted a warning about the man in a post on social media just before 9 a.m.

An emergency alert was issued about 10 minutes later to Colchester, Cumberland, East Hants and Pictou counties.

An emergency alert was issued to Colchester, Cumberland, East Hants and Pictou counties on the morning of April 19, 2024, warning of a "dangerous man with firearm."

The alert said the suspect was travelling on foot and told people in the Hillcrest Avenue area to seek immediate shelter or to shelter-in-place.

People were also told to close and lock their doors and windows and to not leave a secure location.

At 9:20 a.m., the RCMP said the suspect was in custody.

Police did not provide any additional details.

For more Nova Scotia news visit our dedicated provincial page.

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