Nova Scotia

C.B. man charged after armed standoff

RCMP in Nova Scotia say a 19-year-old man faces weapons charges after a standoff with police in Cheticamp on Saturday.

RCMP say no one hurt when shooter fired in Cheticamp

RCMP in Nova Scotia say a 19-year-old man faces weapons charges after a standoff with police in Cheticamp on Saturday afternoon.

Const. Brad Anderson said the ordeal began after a shooter fired in the "general direction" of another man but maybe didn't intend to hit him.

No one was hurt.

"The preliminary investigation would indicate that it was probably related to stress over a recent break-up," Anderson said Monday.

Anderson said police surrounded a home on Cheticamp Island and kept people away from the area. A 19-year-old man surrendered after police spoke to him by phone.

RCMP seized four firearms from the home.

RCMP said the young man is due in Port Hawkesbury provincial court on Monday to face charges of pointing a firearm and discharging a firearm with intent.

Further charges are pending as the investigation continues.

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