Dramatic downtown citizen’s arrest

An RCMP-led manhunt in downtown Yellowknife Friday ended with a dramatic citizen’s arrest at the hands of a shopper who says he just wanted to “make some peace.” The search, initiated around 4:30 p.m. after a young male – improperly dressed for the weather and wearing only socks – was seen yelling and making obscene...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.