**** RCMP Media Release
UPDATE: RCMP charge man with numerous offences related to home invasion, shooting, and stabbing in Pictou
Pictou County District RCMP has charged a 22-year-old New Glasgow man in multiple incidents, including a home invasion, a shooting, and a stabbing at a gathering in Pictou.
On October 31, at approximately 3:11 a.m., the RCMP responded to a call of a shooting on Veterans Dr. in Pictou. Investigators determined that a man had shot at a woman outside of a home where there was a Halloween gathering occurring. The woman was not injured and ran inside, locking the door. The man forcibly entered the home and stabbed a person inside before being subdued by people at the gathering. The stabbing victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries, was treated by EHS, and released.
The suspect incurred serious injuries and was located by police in hospital. The suspect was later arrested and held in custody.
Dylan MacNeil, 22, of New Glasgow, has been charged with the following offences:
· Attempted Murder Using a Firearm;
· Aggravated Assault;
· Break and Enter and Commit;
· Assault with a Weapon (2 counts);
· Assault Causing Bodily Harm;
· Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm;
· Possession of a Weapon or Imitation;
· Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose;
· Careless Use of Firearm;
· Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence;
· Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm;
· Possession of a Firearm Knowing Possession is Unauthorized;
· Endangering the Life of Any Person
MacNeil was remanded into custody and will appear in Pictou Provincial Court today.
The investigation is continuing.