RCMP charge man in connection with shooting, stabbing at a Halloween gathering in Nova Scotia


The Pictou RCMP announced Tuesday they have charged a man in connection with the shooting and stabbing incident which occurred at a Halloween gahtering last month.

The incident occurred on October 31, at approximately 3:11 a.m., at 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 Pictou RCMP said in a statement.

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, Dylan MacNeil, 22 of New Glasgow, incurred serious injuries and was located by police in hospital. He was later arrested and held in custody.

The Pictou RCMP said they have laid numerous charges against Macneil, including 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, and Endangering the Life of Any Person.

MacNeil was remanded into custody and will appear in Pictou Provincial Court today, the RCMP said, adding that the investigation is continuing.



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