Halifax cops arrest suspect in camo carrying pellet guns

Camouflage. (Fotolia)

Camouflage. (Fotolia)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:57 PM ET

A man wearing camouflage and walking around a Halifax neighbourhood with what appeared to be guns on his back was arrested Tuesday morning, police say.

Police received a call at 9:24 a.m. about a man walking along a path in the west end of the city with a long gun on his back.

Several officers responded to the scene and the suspect was arrested at 10:25 a.m.

"He was carrying what appeared to be a number of assault rifles that have since been determined to be pellet guns," police said in a press release.

Police continue to investigate. There was no word on charges, and police didn't identify the suspect.

The scenario seemed similar to the June 4 shooting of five Mounties in Moncton, N.B. Three of the officers died.

Justin Bourque, 24, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder on Aug. 8.


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