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Digby RCMP arrest Yarmouth man in attempted stabbing

By Jakob Postlewaite Sep 7, 2022 | 2:47 PM

An RCMP cruiser. Image: staff photo

The RCMP say they stopped an active incident and charged a man in an attempted stabbing on Mount Street in Digby.

They say around 3 p.m. yesterday an RCMP officer was patrolling on Mount Street when he heard yelling coming from a home he had just passed.

The officer looked and saw a man holding a knife, standing outside the home yelling. The man smashed the window in the front door before it suddenly flew open and another man exited, also carrying a knife. He began moving towards the first man, and they both continued to yell at each other.

The RCMP officer left his vehicle and told both men they were under arrest and to drop their knives. Neither man complied. Moments later, while the officer had his pistol drawn, a second RCMP officer arrived. The first man then dropped his knife and was arrested safely.

Officers continued to talk to the man who had exited the home but he would not drop the knife. The RCMP say an officer used a conducted energy weapon to subdue the man and he was placed in handcuffs. EHS were called to assess the man and it was determined that he was uninjured.

After investigating, the RCMP charged the man attempting to enter the home, 27 year-old Jordan Richard Sabean of Yarmouth.

He’s facing the following charges:

  • Assault with a Weapon;
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose;
  • Mischief;
  • Breach of Probation

Police say Sabean was held in custody and appeared in Annapolis Royal Provincial Court today.


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