Man charged in stabbing incident in Weymouth

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Police have cordoned off an area on Highway 1 in Weymouth while they investigate an incident. (Elizabeth Wilson-Tagoe - image credit)
Police have cordoned off an area on Highway 1 in Weymouth while they investigate an incident. (Elizabeth Wilson-Tagoe - image credit)

A Weymouth, N.S., man is facing several charges after allegedly stabbing another man and bringing a gun to a memorial gathering on Sunday.

Digby RCMP say they received several phone calls about a stabbing at a community centre in Weymouth on Sunday morning at about 1:45 a.m.

Police officers arrived on the scene and found that a memorial was being held at the centre on Highway 1 when a man showed up, pointed a gun at people, then left and went to a nearby home.

When people from the memorial confronted the man outside the home, the man, a 24-year-old, stabbed another 24-year-old and went inside.

The stabbing victim, who is also from Weymouth, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

RCMP arrested the alleged perpetrator, who has been charged with:

  • Aggravated assault.

  • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

  • Possession of items to assist in the trafficking of a controlled substance.

  • Possession of property obtained by crime.

  • Careless use of a firearm.

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm.

  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized.

  • Possession of firearms while prohibited.

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

  • Failure to comply with conditions of a release order.

The man is in custody and is scheduled to appear in Digby provincial court on May 17.

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