A police officer uses his weapon on a woman who was fired on first responders

Un policier fait usage de son arme sur une femme ayant tiré sur des premiers répondants

DIEPPE, N. B. — royal Canadian mounted police said that one of his officers has fired at a suspect who had allegedly acted in a threatening manner following a exit from the road to Dieppe, New Brunswick.

A spokesman for the RCMP, sergeant Nick Arbour refused to say if the woman is aged 25 years a native of Nova Scotia had been injured by gunfire, but acknowledged that she had been transported to the hospital. His injuries would not place his life in danger.

Earlier, the police had issued a press release indicating that a woman had been shot on Saturday of gunshots in the direction of first responders dispatched to the scene of an accident near the airport in Moncton.

In this press release, the RCMP says that firefighters, paramedics and police officers were the target of gunfire upon their arrival on the scene of an accident involving a single vehicle.

No first responders were injured, said one, and a woman was arrested close to 45 minutes later.

Ron Legere of the response Team in the event of a serious incident of Nova Scotia (SiRT) confirmed that the agency has been tasked to investigate this incident.

The SiRT is responsible for investigating all major incidents – including deaths, serious injuries and allegations of sexual assault involving police officers in Nova Scotia, but we did sometimes call for his services outside of the province.

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