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Man who pointed handgun at RCMP officers faces slew of charges

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A 45-year-old man who pointed a gun at police on Sunday is facing a slew of weapons and threats-related charges.

RCMP say they received a report of a man making death threats against another person in Lower Sackville at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police located the suspect at a home in Dartmouth, but when officers arrived the man pointed a handgun at them.

Paul Edward Connolly, from Dartmouth, was quickly arrested and no one was injured.

He is now facing a number of charges including;

  • Two counts of uttering death threats
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Two counts of possession of a weapon obtained by an offence
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon

Connolly is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on March 23.

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