At least four people, including two police officers, were killed after a shooting in Fredericton, the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, the police said on Friday morning.
The shooting took place on Brookside Drive, a major thoroughfare in the city, according to the Fredericton Police Force. One person was taken into custody in connection with the shooting, the department said shortly before 10 a.m. local time.
For about two hours on Friday morning, the police advised people who lived on Brookside to stay inside and lock their doors as officers shut down a four-mile stretch of the road. Even after officers took the person into custody, the police told people to continue to avoid a large area around Brookside, which is on the north side of Fredericton, a university town with about 60,000 residents, northeast of Maine.
A woman who answered the phone around 8:30 a.m. at a Tim Hortons on Brookside Drive said that people in the restaurant had taken cover and been told not to go outside.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada said he was following the situation closely. “Awful news coming out of Fredericton,” Mr. Trudeau said in a tweet. “My heart goes out to everyone affected by this morning’s shooting.”