26-year-old man charged following lengthy police operation

March 27, 2024
South-Tetagouche, New Brunswick

News release


A 26-year-old man from North-Tetagouche, N.B., has been charged following a lengthy police operation in South-Tetagouche, N.B.

On March 26, 2024, at approximately 6:10 a.m., members of the Chaleur Region RCMP detachment responded to a report that a man had barricaded himself inside of a residence on Highway 180 in South-Tetagouche, and was making threats with a firearm. As a precaution, a security perimeter was set up in the surrounding neighbourhood. Nearby residents were advised to shelter in place.

Members of the New Brunswick RCMP Emergency Response Team, Crisis negotiators, Police Dog Services, and a Remotely Piloted Aerial System operator also attended the scene. Police negotiated with the 26-year-old man using de-escalation techniques for several hours.

At approximately 8: 45 p.m., police were able to enter the residence and arrest the man without further incident. Subsequent to the arrest, police searched the residence and seized a loaded and unsecured shotgun, and a loaded and unsecured rifle.

On March 27, Aaron Hudon-Lavigne appeared in Bathurst Provincial Court, and was charged with possession of a firearm while prohibited.

He was remanded into custody, and is scheduled to return to court on April 30, 2024.

The investigation is ongoing.


Contact information

Sgt. Jean-François Dulac
Chaleur Region Detachment
Northeast District RCMP

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