Assault with a Weapon, Pictou County

January 18, 2020, Priestville, Nova Scotia . . .  Police are investigating an assault with a weapon that occurred earlier this morning.

At approximately 5:45 a.m., officers from Pictou District RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence on Priestville Loop, in Priestville. A preliminary investigation has determined that an altercation occurred between two men known to each other while inside the residence.

The victim, a 23-year-old Priestville man was transported to hospital with serious injuries. A 33-year-old Pictou County man was arrested without incident later this morning on a roadway in Stellarton by Stellarton Police Service. He remains in custody while charges are being determined.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Pictou District RCMP at 902-755-4141. – please quote File# 2020-79040. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.


The investigation is ongoing.


File# 2020-79040