Two arrested after stabbing in downtown Digby

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Jonathan Riley
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Digby RCMP are investigating a stabbing that occurred Monday evening in downtown Digby.

 At approximately 6:30 p.m., Digby RCMP and Emergency Health Services(EHS) responded to a stabbing incident on Water Street near the Post Office.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 17-year-old-man from Digby had been stabbed in the side by an 18-year-old man.

The victim was transported to the Digby General Hospital by a passer-by and was then transferred to the Southwest Health in Yarmouth by EHS. His injuries are not life-threatening.

An 18-year-old man was arrested a short distance from the scene without incident and remains in custody. A second suspect, 17, was arrested early this morning without incident and remains in custody as well.

The two men, from Digby, are facing charges of Assault with a Weapon and will appear in Digby Provincial Court this morning.

The three men are known to each other and this was not a random act.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Digby RCMP at (902) 245-2579 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

jriley@digbycourier.ca

Organizations: Digby RCMP and Emergency Health Services, Post Office, Digby General Hospital Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Digby, Water Street, Southwest Health Yarmouth

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  • Anonymous
    April 23, 2014 - 13:07

    Digby hospital is a joke, and Yarmouth hospital is not much better. So your saying because you go to Digby or Yarmouth hospital for a cold your life's in danger. Let's be a little realistic here - just because your in a hospital DOES NOT mean your life is in danger. Further more, if he was in grave danger the victim wouldn't have been brought home the next day nor would police be saying he's fine.

    • Anonymous2
      April 25, 2014 - 08:52

      Right, I forgot if the situation was reversed and you were stabbed through a leather jacket, you wouldn't want a hospital. Having a cold and getting stabbed is amazingly similar you sir speal logic at it's finest.

    • Anonymous
      April 25, 2014 - 22:12

      No, it's not the same- however, just because he was sent to the hospital DOES NOT mean his life was in grave danger. My point is - if digby hospital can't even diagnose a cold properly who in the world is it ever going to diagnose someone whose as you put it "life is in grave danger"? Oh and might I add this article left an important part and made this whole story sound completely one sided - fact is without knowing everything that occurred no one can say a word about it.

  • Karl Higgins
    April 22, 2014 - 17:28

    The victim was transported to the Digby General Hospital by a passer-by and was then transferred to the Southwest Health in Yarmouth by EHS. His injuries are not life-threatening. I got a news flash for ya: If he is at either of these institutions his life is in grave danger. Anything to do with SouthWest Health is far from a good situation.