At least 10 people including a Canadian police officer have died after a gunman went on a 12-hour rampage in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Iran PressAmericaThe accused gunman - Gabriel Wortman - is one of the dead according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

He was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in a gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia, northwest of downtown Halifax. Police later announced that he had died.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking to reporters in Ottawa, deplored what he called “a terrible situation.”

Police have not provided a motive for the attack. By late morning, there were half a dozen police vehicles at the scene. Yellow police tape surrounded the gas pumps, and a large silver-colored SUV was being investigated by police.

The incident started in the small, rural town of Portapique, with police advising residents to lock their homes and stay in their basements.


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