A man who fired a gun near a patrol car operated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia on Saturday evening has been arrested.
CBC News, citing the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, reported that a post in the company’s Facebook account said that the suspect, who was shot by police, had been arrested.
The unidentified man entered a public washroom at Victoria’s Royal Columbian Hospital in Victoria and removed a camouflage backpack as a nurse walked in to take the woman, according to the CBC.
A security guard later said the man entered the hospital and stated: “Do you recognize me?” before forcing open the door.
He appeared to threaten a security guard with a firearm and then fired a shot from the front of the hospital, the security guard told CBC. As officers arrived at the scene, they heard the sound of a gunshot, the guard said. They tracked the sound to the washroom, where the man had been.
According to Victoria Police Department, the man surrendered after a brief standoff. His ID was recovered, the paper reported.
The shooting occurred at a time of heightened concern for police after shootings Friday and Saturday across the country, including in Stoney Creek, Ont., where RCMP officers were shot, and in Moncton, N.B., where a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was killed in an apparent robbery. All shootings were reportedly connected to drug-related crimes.