UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in Sibley’s Cove

Terry Roberts editor@cbncompass.ca
Published on June 11, 2014

Police have confirmed that a male resident of Sibley’s Cove on the Trinity South Shore has been taken into custody in relation to a security incident at the health centre in Old Perlican late this morning.

An RCMP spokesman said the man will undergo a mental health assessment, and no charges are likely.

Concerns were raised when the man allegedly threatened to obtain a weapon and cause harm to police and “possibly employees at the health centre,” said the spokesman.

The incident drew an immediate reaction from health centre employees, and a rapid response from the RCMP, with officers rushing to Old Perlican in large numbers.

The health centre was quickly secured by police and nearby Baccalieu Collegiate was placed in “secure mode.”

Officers tracked to the man to his home in Sibley’s Cove, where he was arrested this afternoon without incident.

“There is no further risk to the public,” said the spokesman.

The incident made for some frayed nerves in the area, and came just six days after a horrific shooting in Moncton, N.B., that left three RCMP officers dead and two others wounded.