RCMP investigate multiple assaults in Paqtnkek

February 23, 2024
Paqtnkek, Nova Scotia

News release

Antigonish County District RCMP is investigating multiple assaults causing bodily harm that occurred on Paqtnkek First Nation.

On February 23, at approximately 4:58 a.m., Antigonish County District RCMP responded to a report of multiple injured victims following assaults inside a residence on Treaty Lane Extension.

Responding RCMP officers located a 37-year-old woman, a 33-year-old woman, a 42-year-old man and a 41-year-old man inside a residence. Officers learned that a 25-year-old man had already been transported to the hospital. All parties were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 41-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

The victims and the suspect were all known to each other.

The investigation is in the initial stages and remains ongoing with the assistance from the RCMP Police Dog Services, the RCMP Forensic Identification Services and the Antigonish County District Street Crime Enforcement Unit. More information will be available as the investigation progresses.

File #: 2024-242527


Contact information

Cst. Dominic Laflamme
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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