August 15, 2014 2:30 pm

Cape Breton man charged with attempted murder after shooting, standoff

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SYDNEY, N.S. – Cape Breton Regional Police say a 46-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a standoff with officers following a shooting near Sydney, N.S.

Police say John William MacNeil surrendered without incident at his home on Point Aconi Road after a 90-minute standoff with police on Thursday morning.

They say he has appeared in provincial court on a charge of attempted murder.

Police say they were called to the shooting of a 24-year-old man at a residence at about 3 a.m. Thursday.

The victim was being treated in Cape Breton Regional Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries to his leg.

Police say the men are known to each other.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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