Police search for suspects in Mount Uniacke stabbing
MOUNT UNIACKE- The East Hants District RCMP are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
RCMP are looking for two men who forced their way into the home of a 53-year-old Mount Uniacke man, who was home alone. Once inside, an altercation occurred and the 53-year-old man was stabbed. He was taken to hospital by EHS with undetermined injuries.
Police say that this was not a random act.
The two suspects are described as being in their early 20’s, wearing toques along with light brown jackets and pants. One assailant was slender, but no description is available for the second male. Both suspects fled the scene in a dark red minivan towards Sackville.
The Northeast Nova Major Crimes unit, RCMP Police Dog Services and Forensic Identification Services are assisting with this investigation.
Around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning the Uniacke District School voluntarily went under a precautionary hold and secure following the incident.
The staff and students coninued classes as per usual, however they remained inside and all doors to the outside were locked. Students have since been dismissed.
“We were advised by RCMP that the threat was not wide and that it was targeted at one individual,” said the Chignecto-Central Region School Board communications manager Debbie Buott-Matheson, “So the students were not at risk.”
Due to the closure of Highway 1, a group of approximately 60 students who were to be dropped off at bus stops along Highway 1 remain at the school with staff until their parents are able to pick them up.
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