Dear Brother & Sister Olson,
Just a quick note to let you know that there has been a number of shootings in one of the cities in our mission. It is in New Brunswick, a city named Moncton. A deranged man in comoflage carring a rifle has shot and killed three police officers and has wounded two others. Residents of the city of about 100,000 people have been asked to stay indoors until further notice.
We have been in contact with the six missionaires in that area and they are all safe and in thier apartments. The police feel that they have the area locked down where the person is located and are using all of their resources to locate him.
I will send you a note when more information is availabe and this matter is resolved.
This is a very rare and isolated incident and we are not concerned for other missionaries within the mission.
Brian D. Leavitt
Canada Halifax Mission