Rifle Shots Fired Into Home of Nunavut Officer While Family Inside: RCMP

December 19, 2020 Updated: December 19, 2020

CLYDE RIVER, Nunavut—Nunavut RCMP say a man is facing several charges after shots were fired into the home of a Mountie.

The officer’s wife and several children were inside at the time, but no one was hurt.

RCMP had ordered Clyde River’s 1,000 residents into a lockdown on Thursday morning after warning there was an active shooter in the community.

Police say they had earlier responded to a call of an alleged assault and an intoxicated suspect, then went to the home of the RCMP detachment commander.

They say two rifle rounds were fired through a front window.

A man was arrested and is to be charged with several offences that include uttering threats, assault with a weapon and firearms charges.

RCMP say the victim of the assault is expected to make a full recovery.

“The involved RCMP members and families have all been provided available support to ensure their personal health and wellness,” a release said Friday.

“Appropriate contingencies were put in place to ensure that there was no interruption to the provision of policing services to the community.”