Man facing attempted murder charge after stabbing at Springhill bar

Christopher Gooding
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SPRINGHILL A Springhill man is recovering in hospital after a terrifying

and bloody attack at a Springhill bar over the weekend.

SPRINGHILL A Springhill man is recovering in hospital after a terrifying and bloody attack at a Springhill bar over the weekend.

His attacker, a Springhiller in his 50s, is in custody awaiting his first court appearance. He is scheduled in Truro provincial court this morning, facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public after allegedly attacking a man he had an argument with earlier in the evening late Friday night.

Police arrested the alleged attacker at the scene after receiving a 911 call claiming a stabbing had taken place at JBs Steakhouse.

One witness, asking to remain unidentified, alleged the accused attacked a man described as being in his 30s with two broken beer bottles from behind after arguing over

money earlier in the evening.

Two unidentified bar patrons came to the aid of the victim using paper towels and pressure to stem the flow of blood until paramedics could arrive while the alleged attacker was detained until police arrived on the scene.

Police Chief Gary Copeland confirmed the weapon in question was two broken

beer bottles but did not give details of the attack on the victim.

He was seriously injured, Copleand said. He was transferred to the Moncton Hospital after being assessed in Springhill and is recovering.



Organizations: Moncton Hospital

Geographic location: Springhill, Truro

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