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Man assaulted, held captive at encampment: police

By Brad Perry Apr 30, 2024 | 9:43 AM

Saint John police say a man was allegedly assaulted and held captive at an encampment for two days.

Police said they responded to an encampment in the 100 block of Broadview Avenue around 1:50 p.m. Friday.

Officers found a 42-year-old man inside the encampment. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the investigation.

He was remanded to jail until his next court date in late May.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone in the area that has video footage or surveillance of the incident.

Anyone with information can contact the Saint John Police Force at 506-648-3333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.