Man arrested after weapons incident, Kings County, N.S.

RCMP have taken a man into custody after a weapons incident in North Kentville.

Yesterday, 3:04 p.m., RCMP received a call about a man with a gun in a residence on Tupper Road.

Officers contained the area around the home and requested nearby residents stay inside their homes. An RCMP negotiator and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) were brought in to assist with the situation. The man threatened to harm people and himself.

Shortly after 5 a.m., ERT members entered the dwelling, deployed a CEW (conductive energy weapon) and took the man into custody. He was transported to the Valley Regional Hospital for examination. Police seized an imitation handgun and searched the residence. No one else was in the house.

A 57-year-old man from North Kentville is facing several Criminal Code charges including weapons offences. He is expected to appear in Kentville Provincial Court later today.

Source: Release

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