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East Hants District RCMP charge a man after a disturbance in Elmsdale.

On April 18th, at approximately 9:06 p.m., East Hants District RCMP received a call of a man with a knife at an apartment complex in Elmsdale. Officers attended the scene and attempted to arrest the man who did not comply and fled on foot. The man attempted to “carjack” multiple vehicles in the process. As officers closed in, the man attempted to steal another vehicle, and threatened police with his knife. A conducted energy weapon (CEW or Taser) was successfully deployed and the man was taken into police custody. No injuries were reported.

Christopher Isaac McDonald, 30, from Sipekne’katik First Nation was charged with:

  • Robbery (three counts)
  • Assault a Peace Officer
  • Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
  • Resists a Peace Officer
  • Failure to Comply with Order (three counts)

McDonald appeared before the Court and was remanded in custody. He will be back in Shubenacadie Provincial Court on April 22, at 9:30 a.m.


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