The presence of an armed individual not far from a school triggered a police operation on Friday in Saint-Georges, in Beauce. He was finally arrested without being injured.
The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) received a call around 1:45 p.m., about a man seen in possession of a firearm leaving his residence in the area of the 121e Street.
The man appeared “angry” and allegedly left the scene with a vehicle.
As a school is located in the same area, the police asked the staff to bring in the young people who were in the schoolyard, as a precaution. However, they did not recommend any specific containment measures.
Ultimately, the suspect did not approach the school yard. He was intercepted and then arrested around 2:10 p.m. in Saint-Georges and indeed had at least one weapon with him, which was seized. Police did not say where the events ended.
“No one was injured in the intervention,” said Béatrice Dorsainville, spokesperson for the SQ.
The man in his 40s was taken to the police station for questioning. He could be transferred to a hospital to undergo a psychological evaluation.