The prime suspect in an attempted murder plot against the RCMP in British Columbia is in custody, police announced Friday.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the suspect was arrested after an undercover sting operation in which he was recorded offering to kill senior RCMP officers.
According to police, the suspect and the officers were first approached on a bridge and then drove to an area along the highway in which he approached the vehicles and fired shots into both at least once each, hitting the vehicles.
RCMP have identified the suspect and said his name will not be released until later.
The suspect is now in custody and on formal arrest warrants. No other details have been released.
“Our investigation is ongoing and we expect additional charges to be laid in relation to this investigation,” RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said.
Thiessen also said it’s still unclear whether the suspect had help from anyone else.
The incident comes less than two weeks after a 49-year-old civilian RCMP officer, constable Dave Ross, was killed while responding to a report of a suspicious man walking a bike path in Kelowna, B.C.
Kelowna police officer Const. Adam Malysz was shot and wounded in the incident. A 37-year-old man was charged with second-degree murder in connection with Ross’s death.
The suspect in the latest case is also in custody. Police refused to release any more information, such as a possible motive, or how the suspect was nabbed.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.