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Police looking for suspect thought to be responsible for blockade of Jewish general

Montreal investigators have linked a lockdown suspect to the Côte des Neige shootings on Tuesday evening. I believe there is.

The Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.
Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Photo Credit: Dave Sidaway /Montreal Gazette File

Actively looking for men. Lockdown at Jewish General Hospital on Tuesday night after taking part in a shooting in the Côte des Neiges.

He was called 911 around 6pm on Tuesday. To report a possible shooting outside a Carlton Avenue residence near the corner of Victoria Avenue, police spokesman Marian Allaire Morin said Wednesday. When police arrived at the scene, she added that they found several small silver pellets resembling projectiles from a BB gun.The suspect was never found and was denied use of the firearm.

At about 6:30 pm, another 911 call came from him, reporting that the Jewish general had a possibly armed man. Police were dispatched to the scene, but the suspect had already left. Allaire Morin said no weapons were used and no threats were made.

Based on the physical characteristics of the suspect and his clothing, "the suspect we are looking for could be the same as the first case," Allaire Morin said in an interview. rice field. "Investigators believe there may be a connection between the two events."

Efforts to locate and question the individual continue. The suspect is known to police and hospitals, said Barry Morgan, a spokesperson for the community health agency that oversees the Jewish General.

"There are still many questions to answer," he said Allaire Morin. "What was the weapon the suspect was carrying? Why was this person carrying a weapon?" Authorities in the so-called Code Silver invoked his protocol Tuesday night. Staff evacuated to designated areas, including the patient's room, and locked the doors, Morgan said. Normal activities at the hospital have since resumed.

"It was a very frightening moment because Code Silver (active shooter) was called into my hospital this evening," Ryan Kerzner, a Jewish General's pharmacist, said Tuesday night. Tweeted late. "When I was at home and listened, a sense of dread and terror came over me. I was really worried about my colleagues and all the patients. Thankfully it was over without incident and quickly."

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