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An Armed Man With 'Intent' To Use Firearms Is On The Loose Right Now In New Brunswick

Local schools have been closed as police search for the man.
Armed Man In New Brunswick Right Now May Have 'Intent' To Use Firearms Say Police

The RCMP has issued two emergency alerts and warned locals on Twitter that they are searching for an armed man in New Brunswick, believed to be carrying firearms with “intent to use them.”

UPDATE: The suspect's car was located by police in Amherst, Nova Scotia, at around 9:30 a.m. The man has not yet been found.

The first of the alerts came just before midnight on January 4, with police informing people in the Greater Moncton area that 24-year-old Jansen Bryan Baker was believed to be armed and dangerous.

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At 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, officers shared an update saying they were still searching for the individual.

The 24-year-old is a suspect in a shooting that occurred near Riverview High School on Tuesday late-afternoon.

One person was taken to hospital after the incident with non-life threatening injuries.

According to CTV News, the injured person is a teacher who also coaches the school's boys’ basketball team. 

Per the police statement, the suspect is five feet 10 inches tall and 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Members of the public are asked not to share any information online about the police’s location as they continue to search for the individual.

Officials urge anyone who may have seen Baker not to approach him, but to call the police immediately instead.

In response to this news, all schools in the Anglophone East School District have been closed as New Brunswick RCMP continue their search.

In the Francophone South School District, schools in Moncton and Dieppe have also been shut down, according to CBC News.

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