Hunting of the armed man in the eastern Townships: the suspect accused

Chasse à l'homme armé en Estrie: le suspect accusé

SHERBROOKE – A 42-year-old was charged Monday afternoon to have fired on police officers, last Saturday, in Stanstead in the eastern Townships.

Accused of having held in suspense the police for six hours, mr. Labelle has appeared at the palais de justice de Sherbrooke.

Saturday, police were called to his residence from the path Curtis for an altercation during which shots were reportedly fired.

The police arrived, he had fled.

The Sûreté du Québec, in its intervention group with an armored vehicle and police officers of Sherbrooke and the Memphrémagog have all participated in the hunt for the armed man.

Man hunt

Jean Gaulin lives the way Curtis. Like many of his neighbors, he was confined with his wife in his basement for five hours.

Instead of using its alert system telephone, it’s via Facebook that the municipality has notified its citizens, asking them, as a precaution and for their own safety, to stay calm in the house.

It is on the street Hackett to 23h Saturday as Sebastien Labelle was arrested. The armed man would have travelled several miles on foot during his run.

Labelle is facing eight charges, including obstruction and assault with a weapon on police after having discharged a firearm in their direction.

Sébastien Labelle is kept in detention pending his return to court this Wednesday.

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