Armed fugitive surrenders after fourhour standoff

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A fugitive described as armed and dangerous held police at bay for four hours Sunday at a Victoriaville shopping centre before surrendering at about 9:30 p.m.

Jimmy Côté, 44, had been sought by police in connection with the theft of firearms. A tip from from the public let the Sûreté du Québec track down Côté to the La Grande Place des Bois-Francs shopping centre.

However once cornered, Côté, armed with a hand gun, threatened to kill himself. 

Côté, who has a criminal record, is expected to face a series of charges.

 

 

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