Four men arrested following reports of shots fired

December 14, 2020
Pictou Landing, Nova Scotia

News release

Pictou District RCMP has arrested four men following a report of shots fired last evening in Pictou Landing.

At Approximately 5:30 p.m. on December 13, Pictou District RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the Northumberland Strait near Pictou Landing First Nation. Upon arrival, members learned that a man had observed the crew of a fishing vessel removing lobster traps from the water. The man then approached the fishing vessel in a small boat. As he approached, the fishing vessel accelerated toward him and shots were fired from the vessel. The man was not injured and returned to port.

Last evening, a 39-year-old man from Pictou County turned himself in and was arrested without incident.

This morning, three men from Pictou County were arrested in Caribou without incident.

The investigation is ongoing. This is believed to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Pictou District RCMP at 902-755-4141. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.

File # 20201813485


Contact information

Cpl. Lisa Croteau
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell : 902-222-0154
Email :

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