15-year-old N.S. boy facing charges after allegedly stabbing police officer with screwdriver

A 15-year-old Nova Scotia boy is facing multiple charges after allegedly stabbing a police officer repeatedly with a screwdriver.

Antigonish District RCMP say they were called to a home in Paq’tnkek First Nation following a report concerning a teenage boy Sunday.

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Police say the teen wasn’t there, but returned and was arrested.

But police say when an officer tried to block him from going into the home, the teen grabbed a screwdriver and stabbed at him several times while also reaching for his pistol.

They say the teen was subdued and taken into custody to face charges including assault with a weapon, assaulting an officer and attempting to disarm an officer.

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Police say the officer suffered only minor injuries because of the body armour and winter clothing he was wearing.

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