Sunday, December 1, 2013

Man Tasered During Mahone Bay Incident

A 47-year-old man is in police custody after tempers flared following a motor vehicle collision Saturday night in Mahone Bay. RCMP say the incident happened around 7pm on Main Street. Police say the man was in possession of several weapons and threatening occupants in the other vehicle. The Mounties say the man threatened to harm himself with two knives when they arrived at the scene. Officers tried to negotiate but had to use a taser. However, he fell into a nearby river after being shocked and had to be pulled out by two officers. He was treated at South Shore Regional Hospital and later released into police custody. The man is facing a number of charges including dangerous driving, uttering threats, possession of a weapon, and assault with a weapon.  He will appear in court on Monday.