RCMP discharge firearm during response to weapons complaint in Upper Malagash

Nova Scotia RCMP News
UPPER MALAGASH, NS

Cumberland District RCMP responded to a weapons complaint at a home on Hwy. 6 in Upper Malagash on the morning of June 2.

At approximately 7:30 a.m., Cumberland District RCMP responded to a weapons complaint at a home on Hwy. 6 in Upper Malagash where an armed man was threatening people who are known to him.

During the response, a member discharged their firearm. The suspect was arrested and transported to hospital by EHS for non-life-threatening injuries. No one else in the home was injured. The investigation is ongoing.

Cumberland District RCMP have referred the matter to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). SiRT independently investigates all serious incidents which arise from the actions of police in Nova Scotia. There does not have to be an allegation of wrongdoing.

Given the matter is now being investigated by SiRT, the RCMP is unable to discuss further details.