Igloolik man pleads guilty to threatening RCMP

A 20-year-old Igloolik, Nunavut, man pleaded guilty Thursday to threatening three RCMP officers with a rifle.

On Aug. 7, RCMP were called to a house where Shawn Kappianaq was threatening suicide.

When police arrived, he pointed a rifle at the officers and threatened to kill them. Kappianaq then fled on an ATV, and smashed it into a police truck.

Kappianaq also pleaded guilty to breaking a window and an air compressor in the incident.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 3 in Iqaluit.

Kappianaq has been in custody at the Baffin Correctional Centre since the incident.

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