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Driver flees scene of collision, threatens police with knife in North Kentville: N.S. RCMP

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Global Halifax/Alexa MacLean

A man is facing multiple charges after a crash in North Kentville, N.S., on Monday.

Kings District RCMP responded Monday to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Nichols Avenue.

In a statement, police said that the driver fled the scene on foot. The remaining driver was provided first aid by bystanders at the scene, and was later transported by ambulance to hospital.

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The driver was later located by an RCMP officer who told the suspect that he was under arrest for leaving the scene of a collision.

“The suspect pulled a knife out of his pocket and threatened the police officer with it,” police said.

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The RCMP said that the police officer used a conducted energy weapon to bring the suspect under control and was able to handcuff him without further incident.

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No one was injured.

Police said the suspect, a 42-year-old man from Upper Dyke, Kings County, is facing charges of assaulting a police officer with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, resisting arrest and failure to stop at the scene of a collision.

The suspect will appear in Kentville provincial court at a later date.