Nova Scotia man charged with Assault with a Weapon and Uttering Threats

South Branch, Nova Scotia – Colchester RCMP have charged a 37-year-old man with Assault with a Weapon and Uttering Threats following an incident yesterday in South Branch.

At approximately 3:19 p.m. on December 1, RCMP responded to a disturbance involving a man threatening another man at a workplace and then “shocking” him twice with a conducted energy device. The man then left the area. Police arrested the man later that evening without incident at a residence in South Branch. There were no serious injuries in this incident.

Arrested by Police in Canada
(File Photo) Arrested by Police in Canada

Joseph Brian Burke, of South Branch is scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Court on January 6, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.

The weapon was not located. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are being considered.

File # 20201754292

Colchester RCMP

Nova Scotia RCMP



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