Stabbing in Pictou County

July 8, 2019
Merigomish, Pictou County, Nova Scotia

News release

Today at 3:30 a.m., Pictou District RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence in Merigomish. When they arrived at the scene, police located a 30-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds. The suspect, a 37-year-old man from Thorburn, fled the scene on foot into a wooded area nearby. An RCMP Police Dog and handler were called to the area to assist in locating the suspect. He was located by the dog and arrested without incident.

The suspect was assessed by EHS for non life-threatening injuries then transported to Pictou District Detachment for holding. The victim was transported by EHS to hospital for serious but non life-threatening injuries. The suspect is known to the victim and this is not considered to have been a random act. The suspect is being held in custody pending a court appearance in Pictou Provincial Court later today.

The matter remains under investigation by Pictou County RCMP.

File # 2019989769


Contact information

Cpl. Jennifer Clarke
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Office: 902-720-5652
Cell: 902-222-0154

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