'I just want this to be over' - Former Halifax man in middle of Moncton lockdown

Haley Ryan
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METRO HALIFAX

Former Haligonian Will Njoku is in the midst of a police hunt for a suspect believed to have shot and killed three RCMP officers in Moncton.

Njoku, a motivational speaker and former basketball player with Saint Mary’s Huskies, spoke with multiple media outlets from his home in Moncton Wednesday night and Thursday morning as helicopters flew overhead and police officers searched the surrounding area for any sign of the alleged shooter.

“I just want this to be over for all of us. Kids sleeping. Worried for my neighbors,” Njoku tweeted Wednesday evening.

Heavily armed RCMP officers searched through the night for 24-year-old Justin Bourque, who is suspected of wounding two other Mounties as police are asking residents in a large section of the city to remain indoors.

Around 11 a.m. Thursday, Njoku said via Twitter he and his family had come upstairs after spending the night in their basement and locked themselves in an upstairs bathroom.

“Taking no chances,” he tweeted.

In an email to Metro Halifax, Njoku said he will not be speaking with any more media outlets until his family is safe.

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Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Moncton, Saint Mary

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