During the fracas some residents could be seen being escorted by police out of their homes, while a nearby daycare, coffee shop and other businesses were on lockdown. "I am having a really hard time envisioning my life without him".
At least four people have been killed in an early morning shooting in Canada. A mass shooting in Toronto in July killed two and injured 13. "Residents are encouraged to follow their direction", he said on Twitter, referring to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The victims include Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Burns and two civilians - a man and a woman - who remain unidentified, police said.
Police were also asking people on Facebook not to use social media to report on police locations.
Earlier this year, Burns narrowly missed being hit by a knife thrown at her during a standoff with a barricaded man after three of her colleagues were hit with bear spray when entering an apartment.
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On Thursday, Ontario pledged more money for police and to keep suspects behind bars while they await trial on gun crime charges. "We're following the situation closely", he said. He saw a number of police officers, as well as two SWAT vehicles, on the street outside. "(Policing) is something that I think challenges you physically, mentally and socially; you need to be aware of those components.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was "awful news coming out of Fredericton". "They aren't letting customers in at the moment", he said.
Donavan said she has lived in her apartment for almost four years and that the area is very peaceful. "I still am in complete shock, and I don't really quite know how to process it".
Macleod said some came to the building in search of other family members. I have spoken to Chief Fitch personally to offer her any support we can give.
"It's not something that happens here regularly", he said. "He wanted to have a true Irish Wake and wanted to have a party with lots of laughs and happy memories".