Tazer, pipe used in assault over fishing dispute

This morning, at approximately 1 a.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of an assault with a weapon that occurred near Shore Club Rd. in Hubbards. RCMP officers learned that a man, who had been in a verbal altercation with a youth and a woman regarding elver fishing, was approached by a group of seven people. The man was then assaulted with a pipe by one man in the group. A second man in the group brandished a knife and a conducted energy weapon during the assault. The group then fled the area in three vehicles.

RCMP officers who were on route observed the three vehicles on St. Margarets Bay Rd. and completed a traffic stop. Two men, a 45-year-old and a 48-year-old, were arrested in relation to the assault.

Investigators continued to gather further information and evidence. During a search of the vehicles a conducted energy weapon and an unsecured shotgun were seized by officers. A second loaded shotgun, which was discarded by vehicle occupants prior to being stopped was later located on the roadway.

The 45-year-old man is facing charges of:

·         Careless Use of a Firearm;

·         Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized;

·         Assault;

·         Assault with a Weapon.

The 48-year-old man is facing charges of:

·         Careless Use of a Firearm;

·         Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose.

The two men were later released on conditions and are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial court on June 5, 2023, 10 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information related to this incident contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers, toll-free, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

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