RCMP arrests man following arson in Pictou County

July 8, 2021
Blue Mountain, Nova Scotia

News release

Pictou County District RCMP has arrested a 25-year-old man after an arson in Blue Mountain on July 4.

At approximately 12:06 a.m. on July 4, police received a complaint of a vehicle fire at a home on Sherbrooke Rd. in Blue Mountain. Police responded and learned the vehicle had been set on fire following an altercation involving 25-year-old man who had attended a party being held at the home earlier in the evening. Police received a 911 call a short time later advising that the 25-year-old man was now at another home on Sherbrooke Rd., and that the man was behaving erratically.

Police attended and found that the man was brandishing a large knife and was encouraging officers to fatally harm him. Officers continued to talk with the man, who at one point began harming himself. One of the officers then displayed a conducted energy weapon (CEW), which resulted in the man dropping the knife and being taken into custody without further incident.

The man was transported to a local hospital and later released on an undertaking. He will be appearing in court at a later date to face charges of Arson, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Uttering Threats to Property.

File # 2021-959752

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Contact information

Cpl. Chris Marshall
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP
Cell: 902-222-0154
chris.marshall@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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