Assault charges, case referred to SiRT


New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 25-year-old male from Pictou County with the following charges:

·         Assault with a weapon

·         Resist/obstruct police officer

·         Possession of a weapon dangerous

·         Theft under $5000

·         Two counts of Failing to comply with probation order.

The charges have been laid in relation to a call where officers responded to an area on Washington Street on August 3th, 2020. 

While conducting a criminal investigation an officer discharged their weapon.

During the incident Emergency Health Services attended and the 25-year-old was transported to Aberdeen Hospital and later to Halifax Queen Elizabeth Health Science Centre. No one else was injured.

The investigation is ongoing and New Glasgow Regional Police have referred the matter the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) independently investigates all serious incidents which arise from the actions of police in Nova Scotia. There does not have to be an allegation of wrongdoing. Given the matter is now being investigated by SIRT, the New Glasgow Regional Police is unable to discuss further details as the matter is before SIRT investigators and the courts. 

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