Kings District RCMP arrest man on firearm related offences

January 16, 2023
Wolfville, Nova Scotia

News release

Kings District RCMP is investigating threats and firearm offences.

Just after midnight on January 14, Kings District RCMP received a report of a man seen with a firearm at a university residence in Wolfville. Officers arrived at the university which had initiated a lockdown of the residence.

Upon further investigation, police learned two men had a minor altercation after bumping into each other at a residence party. A third man then approached the pair, lifted up his shirt and showed a firearm tucked in his waistband.

An 18-year-old Upper Sackville man was arrested at the residence and later released on conditions. He's scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on February 28 to face the following charges:

  • Uttering Threats Against a Person
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Using Imitation of a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence

Police did not locate a firearm at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Kings District RCMP at 902-542-3817. 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 # 2023-60475


Contact information

Sgt. Andrew Joyce
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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