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Helicopter helps nab wanted man

Dustin Murray

A police helicopter was used to arrest a man wanted by police.

Dustin Cecil Murray was arrested at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after in an apartment in the 2400 block of Upland Street.

Officers were at the apartment specifically looking for Murray, which prompted him to flee to the roof.

The officers requested the assistance of the RCMP’s Air 4 helicopter.  The helicopter was above the building within minutes, forcing the wanted man back into the building and into the custody of waiting officers.

Murray, a resident of Prince George, was wanted on two counts of assault and four counts of failing to comply with probation.

These charges stem from an incident that occurred on September 1, 2016.  Police responded to a report of an assault in progress on Upland Street.  Officers attended and located an adult female victim, but the suspect, believed to be Murray.  Murray has also breached release conditions from previous Criminal Code investigations.

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