Saturday night manhunt in Stanstead leads to arrest

By Gordon Lambie

A 42-year-old man was taken into custody in Stanstead on Saturday night after a six-hour search that involved multiple police forces. According to SQ Sergeant Marie-Michelle Moore, the manhunt began just after 5 p.m. on Saturday when officers were called to respond to “an altercation” including one gunshot at a home on Curtis Road in Stanstead East.
As the man was suspected to be armed when he fled the scene, a large-scale search of the surrounding area was initiated, drawing on the support of the RCMP, Memphremagog, and Sherbrooke police services.
Despite the amount of attention and speculation the sudden influx of police vehicles generated about the possibility of an armed shooter on the loose in the community, Moore underlined the fact that there were no injuries as a result of the operation, and the suspect was apprehended around 11 p.m. on Hackett Road.
The SQ officer said that the man appeared in court to hear the charges against him by phone on Sunday afternoon, but was not able to confirm what those charges were by press time.

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