Manitoba RCMP say a man wanted for murder in Manitoba has been arrested near Belleville, Ont.
Manitoba RCMP says Eric Wildman was last seen driving eastbound on Highway 44 and have advised anyone in the Whiteshell, Man. area to stay vigilant.
The 34-year-old is a suspect in the homicide of a neighbour, 40-year-old Clifford Joseph. The search for Wildman was mainly focused around the area from Winnipeg to the Ontario border.
Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said police surrounded the home.
On Thursday, June 17 shortly before 7:00 p.m., members of the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received information that an individual wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant was at a residence in Prince Edward County. While officers were attempting to gain entry to the residence they were met with gun fire, fortunately no injuries were sustained, OPP said in a release.
Police made contact with two men inside the home and both eventually surrendered. Investigators have said there is evidence he was the victim of a homicide.
Wanted in connection with Clifford's disappearance, police presumed Wildman was armed and unsafe and warned the public he shouldn't be approached.
Earlier this week, the RCMP also found firearms and replica police clothing and equipment in his vehicle, escalating public safety concerns.
Koppang said Mounties are still searching Wildman's vast rural property.
"The spread was fairly fast due to winds and high temperatures", Sinclair said.
Images supplied by RCMP from their search of the land showed burned-out vehicles and other debris. His burned-out truck was found, but Otto has not been located. A previous version said Wildman was missing.