Wanted men Andrew Hudder, Brandon Mombourquette arrested
Men arrested Wednesday night in north-end Halifax after months on the lam
Halifax Regional Police have arrested two wanted men — including one accused of attempted murder — who have been on the run from police for months.
Andrew Jason Hudder and Brandon Joseph Mombourquette were taken into custody at about 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday, near Agricola and Bilby streets.
Halifax Regional Police said they were in a pickup truck with a third man.
The driver of the truck attempted to evade police and in doing so drove the vehicle into the front of an unmarked police car. Numerous police were on scene quickly.
Two men in the truck were arrested. The third man attempted to run away but after a short chase on foot, police arrested him.
RCMP Sgt. Alain LeBlanc confirmed Thursday Hudder and Mombourquette were the targets of last week's hours-long standoff at a Stewiacke cottage. Police surrounded the cottage, after a vehicle officers suspected the pair to have been driving was parked outside. When police finally entered the cottage, it was empty, but LeBlanc said they later found evidence that proves the men had been inside.
It's taken months to bring the two men into custody.
There has been a Canada-wide warrant for Hudder's arrest since November of last year.
Hudder, 27, is a suspect in a drive by shooting that happened in north-end Halifax last November. He has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a weapon and nine weapons related offences.
Mombourquette, 28, is wanted for weapons offences after a 2009 traffic stop where police found a loaded handgun. He failed to attend a court date scheduled for earlier this year. As a result, police issued an Atlantic region-wide warrant for his arrest. So far, no charges have been laid.
Both men are suspects in several crimes, including a string of bank machine robberies in the Moncton area during the late summer and early fall.