A New List Of "Suspicious Behaviour" Has Come Out After Nova Scotia's Mass Tragedy
These might indicate a similar incident.
The tragedy that occurred on Canada's east coast was one of the worst the country has ever seen. The Nova Scotia shooting left the entire county reeling. Now, the RCMP is informing people about a list of suspicious behaviour they should look for.
In a July 3 tweet, the Nova Scotia RCMP shared a list of possible indicators that people should note if they think that someone might try to impersonate an RCMP officer.
"Following the tragedies on April 18 & 19, members of the public have asked for indicators that someone may be planning to impersonate police," the tweet reads.
"While these sorts of incidents are extremely rare, there are some indicators to be aware of and report to 1-800-803-RCMP or Crime Stoppers."
The list of behaviours includes things to look for such as "obsession with people or organizations beyond a normal hobby or professional interest," "wearing a uniform for a job they don't have," "trying to replicate vehicles used by police or other first responders," and "comments or threats about committing a crime."
The man whothat rocked not just Nova Scotia, but the entire country, did so while posing as an RCMP officer and driving a police-like vehicle.
While impersonating an RCMP officer, the gunman attacked other law enforcement officials. One of them, Constable Heidi Stevenson, who was an RCMP veteran with over 20 years of experience, was killed.
She was amongin total.
When the RCMP were asking the public for any information regarding the shooting, Superintendent Darren Campbell said, "No piece of information is too small."
By releasing this list of behaviours to look for, it appears the police want people to have a stronger understanding of warning signs tied to events like the fatal shooting.
Nationwide memorials andwith Nova Scotia took place after the tragic event.