Man arrested after shots fired at RCMP officer

The New Brunswick RCMP says one person was arrested Friday after a shots fired incident involving an officer in western New Brunswick.

Mounties say an officer patrolling near the Maine border in Centreville, N.B., at around 2:30 a.m. tried to pull over three ATVs driving on Route 105.

“The ATVs failed to stop for the officer, and turned onto a side road,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Stephane Esculier in a news release.

“As the police officer followed them, several gunshots were discharged in the direction of the police vehicle.”

Police say the officer fired his weapon at the ATVs, which fled toward Highway 130. Nobody was injured.

One person was arrested late Friday morning.

The RCMP says residents should expect heavy police presence in the area as the investigation continues.

Those with any information related to the shooting can contact the Western Valley RCMP at 506-325-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).