Date of Release: November 19, 2014

(Attawapiskat, ON) On November 19, 2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) received a complaint about a shot fired within the First Nation community of Attawapiskat.

NAPS Attawapiskat Detachment is warning residents of a dangerous male that is wanted and still at large in the area. The male is approximately 36 years old and was reported to be last seen fleeing the scene into the nearby bush. Police are currently in the area of the male and have the area contained.

The local school on lockdown and the airport is currently closed. The Ontario Provincial Police will be assisting the Attawapiskat detachment members with this investigation.

This incident is currently under investigation and police remind the residents of Attawapiskat that public safety is the primary concern at this stage as the search continues. If you see anyone suspicious or if you believe you know the whereabouts of the male suspect do not approach him but call the NAPS Attawapiskat Detachment immediately at 705-997-2224. Do not share any information such as photos or locations of officers over social media outlets such as Facebook.

Attawapiskat First Nation is located approximately 630 kilometres north of Timmins, Ontario.

For further information, please contact:

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Sgt. Jackie George
Media Relations- Phone 807-346-6593 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Nishnawbe –Aski Police Headquarters
Thunder Bay, Ontario