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West Hants District RCMP arrest man after incident at a high school
West Hants District RCMP has arrested a man after an incident at a high school on Payzant Dr. in Windsor.
On May 5, at approximately 11 a.m., West Hants District RCMP responded to a report of a man, in a parking lot at a high school on Payzant Dr. in Windsor, threatening people with a knife. As RCMP officers arrived on scene, they observed the man trying to drop something into a storm drain. RCMP approached the man, who fled the area on foot. An RCMP officer chased after the man on foot and was able to safely take the man into custody. The man was transported to the West Hants RCMP Detachment where he was placed in cells.
As RCMP officers continued with their investigation, officers learned that a 17-year-old male youth had been threatened by the man with a knife. The man had also stolen a cellular phone from the male youth, which caused a physical altercation to ensue. The cellular phone was damaged as a result but recovered by the male youth before the man fled.
A few hours later, the 19-year-old Mount Uniacke man, was released from custody on conditions. He will be facing charges of Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Assault with a Weapon, Assault, Uttering Threats, Theft under $5,000 and Mischief under $5,000 (2 counts). The man will appear in Windsor Provincial Court at 10 a.m. on June 28, 2022.