The arrest of Justin Bourque has brought comfort to the people of Moncton, especially those who lived in the area where the manhunt was taking place.

One of those people was Islander Heidi James. She lives beside the wooded area where Bourque had been hiding out.

Upon hearing the news Bourque had been caught, she went outside.

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A youth rides his bike past a trailer where murder suspect 24-year-old Justin Bourque resides in Moncton, N.B. on Thursday, June 5, 2014. (The Canadian Press)

"Just because I could," she said.

When the shots first rang out Wednesday night, James was watching cartoons with her husband and two kids.

"We tried to think clearly, which is surprisingly difficult when you’re in panic mode," she said. 

"When we heard more gunshots, we moved the kids to the bathroom area and a walk-in closet and then later on in the evening after more shots, the RCMP came door-to-door and told us to take the kids downstairs. So the four of us were downstairs in the little bathroom for a while as well."