Nova Scotia RCMP member assaulted with screwdriver during arrest

Paq’tnkek First Nation, Nova Scotia – On January 6 at 9:40 a.m. Antigonish District RCMP responded to a call on Mugasun Rd. in Paq’tnkek. The subject of the complaint, a 15-year-old male youth, left the home before police arrived. One police officer went to the home to speak with the complainant while two others canvassed the area to locate the youth.

While the RCMP officer was speaking with the complainant, the youth returned to the home. He was arrested, and the police officer attempted to block him from going further into the home. The youth grabbed a screwdriver and attempted to stab the police officer with it. Both fell to the ground and a scuffle ensued, in which the youth stabbed at the police officer several times and reached for his pistol. The youth eventually dropped the screwdriver and was subdued by the police officer. Additional police resources arrived at the scene and assisted with the arrest. The police officer’s body armour and winter clothing protected him and he sustained minor injuries resulting from the scuffle.The suspect was taken to cells in Antigonish Detachment and held in custody overnight. He has been charged with:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Assaulting a Peace Officer
  • Attempting to Disarm a Police Officer
  • Possession of a Weapon
  • Resisting Arrest

He appeared in Antigonish Provincial Court yesterday and is being held in custody until an additional court appearance today.

The investigation is ongoing.

File # 201925048

Nova Scotia RCMP



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