New Ross, Nova Scotia – A 44-year-old New Ross man is facing several firearms charges after a standoff with police on Sunday. The man, who is a hunter, was in a garage where his collection of nearly 40 firearms were stored. He allegedly fired a shot into the air earlier Sunday morning.
A woman and four young children were evacuated from the home by police. Neighbouring residences were also evacuated, and Fraxville Rd. was closed for several hours. The RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT), which included the Tactical Armoured Vehicle (TAV) and an RCMP Negotiator responded to this call with members of Lunenburg District RCMP. The situation was resolved peacefully and without incident near 7:30 p.m. when the man surrendered to police.
The accused is facing several firearms charges which will include Careless Use of a Firearm and Unsafe Storage of a Firearm. He has been released from custody on strict conditions. He is scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on December 21, 2016.
The investigation is ongoing.
Nova Scotia RCMP