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HALIFAX –
A man wanted in connection with a school shooting in New Brunswick was arrested without incident in Amherst, N.

The RCMP in both provinces has confirmed that 24-year-old Janson Bryan Baker has been taken into custody

The Nova Scotia RCMP first confirmed the arrest in a tweet at 12:01 p.m. – just 20 minutes after an emergency alert was issued in Nova Scotia

The arrest comes after a roughly 19-hour manhunt for Baker, who was wanted in connection with a shooting outside Riverview High School in Riverview, N.B.

Police said Baker’s vehicle was found across the border in Amherst just after 8 a.m. Wednesday, but the suspect they believed was armed was still at large

The Amherst Police Department confirmed that local officials had found the abandoned vehicle and that there was no imminent threat – even though Baker was nowhere to be found

Amherst Police found the suspicious vehicle that was the subject of a warning in New Brunswick The vehicle appears to have been abandoned There is currently no indication of an imminent threat

Amherst is about 70 kilometers southeast of Moncton and near the New Brunswick border

Police responded to the shooting in front of Riverview High School around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday A man was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

CTV News has learned that the injured person is a teacher who also trains the boys’ basketball team. He left school after training around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when confronted and shot dead by a man who tried to rob him / p>

An emergency alarm went off Tuesday evening in the Moncton area alerting residents that the police were looking for an armed man in connection with the shooting

Police said Baker carried firearms “with the intent to use them, they later confirmed that the gun used in the shooting was not a BB gun, but declined to say exactly what type of weapon Weapon was used

Police said Baker could be driving a black 2020 Hyundai Elantra with black tinted windows and New Brunswick license plate JUN 296

11:40 PM RCMP is looking for a person who allegedly carries firearms in order to use them.Individual is Janson Bryan Baker, 24 years old who believes he is driving a black 2020 Hyundai Elantra with black tinted windows, if any, do not appeal RCMP and contact RCMP #GreaterMoncton BildTwittercom / dG6kJS7PyS

Police continued to provide updates on social media overnight and Wednesday morning, confirming that the search for Baker continued

They said residents of the greater Moncton area and southeastern New Brunswick could “continue their usual activities but exercise caution and be more vigilant”

Police said a 33-year-old Riverview man was questioned in connection with the incident, but was later released

In a note to the families, Jason Reath, the principal of Riverview High School, confirmed that there was a “serious incident” on the property – after the students were discharged for Tuesday – and that someone had been injured

According to Reath, Riverview High School is working with the RCMP and will support the students who need them

The suspect has been identified as 24-year-old Janson Bryan Baker. Police say Baker carried firearms “with the intention of using them” (New Brunswick RCMP)

Police respond to a gunfight outside Riverview High School in Riverview, NB.on the 5th January 2021 (Submitted: Wade Perry)

Riverview High School, Moncton News, New Brunswick

World News – CA – Riverview shooting suspect arrested without incident in Amherst: NB. RCMP

Source: https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/vehicle-driven-by-riverview-shooting-suspect-found-in-amherst-n-b-rcmp-1.5255346