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Cumberland County man charged following firearms incident

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Thirty-year-old facing multiple charges

STANLEY, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.S. – A 30-year-old New Salem man is facing multiple charges following an alleged firearms incident in Stanley on Monday.

At 12:52 p.m. on March 4, Cumberland District RCMP responded to a call from a residence on Old Halifax Road reporting a man with a gun was running towards their home.

RCMP officers in the area, including an RCMP dog and handler, responded immediately and arrested the suspect without incident.

A statement from the RCMP indicates the suspect was wearing a balaclava, camouflage clothing and carrying a rifle with a scope at the time of the incident.

Police transported 30-year-old Tyler Dara Stronge of New Salem, N.S., to the Amherst Detachment where he was held in custody until he appeared in Amherst Provincial Court on Tuesday, March 5.

Stronge has been charged with: Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose; Wearing a Mask While Committing an Indictable Offence; Possession of a Break-in Instrument; Fail to Comply with an Undertaking (two counts); Careless Use of a Firearm (two counts); Possession of a Firearm Knowing Possession is Unauthorized; and Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm.

Stronge was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on Thursday, March 7.

No one was injured during the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

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