Man charged in attempted assault on a walking trail in Shediac, N.B.

Shediac, New Brunswick – A 49-year-old man from Shediac, N.B., has been arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, following an incident on a walking trail in the community.

On October 21, 2020, members of the Shediac RCMP responded to a report of an attempted assault on a walking trail near Chesley Street.

A woman walking her dog reported being approached by an unknown man. The man was allegedly armed with a plastic bag, rolled up like a rope, and attempted to assault the woman. The woman was able to get away unharmed.

File Photo – Assault

Through their investigation, police were able to identify a suspect. On October 23, a 49-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.

On October 24, Emile Doiron appeared in court by way of tele-remand and was charged with one count of assault with a weapon. He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court on October 27, for a bail hearing.

The investigation is ongoing.

Shediac RCMP

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