DIEPPE, NB – New Brunswick police said a suspect was arrested following an "incident" near the Moncton airport, while police and a police monitoring continued to investigate the situation.
RCMP spokesman Sgt. Nick Arbor explained that the police had been called to an industrial area west of the Greater Moncton International Airport around 3:00 pm on Saturday.
According to the New Brunswick RCMP, a suspect was detained following an undisclosed "incident" near the Moncton airport. (Marc Grandmaison / CP)
"A police investigation is still ongoing and parts of this area are still closed due to the investigation," he said in an interview early Saturday night.
Dieppe Boulevard, Ferdinand Boulevard, Adelard Savoie Boulevard and Sylvio Street all remain closed while police continue to investigate, Arbor said.
Additional details, such as the nature of the incident and information about the suspect, are not yet available.
Arbor also declined to say there were injuries.
Ron Legere of Nova Scotia's serious incident response team said Saturday night that the agency had been tasked with investigating the situation.
SiRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents – including deaths, serious injuries and allegations of sexual assault – involving the police in Nova Scotia, although they are sometimes asked to participate in surveys outside the province.
Legere was also unable to provide more details on Saturday's incident.
Julie Pondant, spokeswoman for Moncton Airport, said the incident had not occurred on the airport grounds and that the airport operations were not affected.
"All starts and finishes went as planned," she said. "There may have been only a few slight delays, but nothing has been hit hard."
Police have announced that more details will be released as soon as they are available.