UPDATE North Kentville man arrested after overnight standoff with police

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Tupper Road in North Kentville was the site of a standoff with police Dec. 1 and 2. - Jennifer Hoegg

On Dec. 1 at 3:04 p.m., RCMP received a call about a man with a gun in a residence on Tupper Road. Immediately, said Const. Blair MacMurtery with the Kings RCMP, about 15 officers contained the area around the home and requested nearby residents stay inside their homes.  

The man had threatened to harm people and himself. An RCMP negotiator and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) were brought in to assist with the situation. At that point, MacMurtery said, the Kings RCMP turned over command to the ERT.

Shortly after 5 a.m., ERT members entered the dwelling, deployed a CEW (conductive energy weapon) and took the man into custody. He was transported to the Valley Regional Hospital for examination. Police seized an imitation handgun and searched the residence.  No one else was in the house.

The gun, said MacMurtery, was a replica pistol, but police could not tell, from a distance, that it was not real.

A 57-year-old man from North Kentville is facing several Criminal Code charges, including careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm and failing to obey an undertaking.  

He is expected to appear in Kentville Provincial Court later today.

Organizations: RCMP, Valley Regional Hospital

Geographic location: North Kentville, North Kentville.On, Tupper Road

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  • WhatsInaName
    December 02, 2013 - 16:55

    Eaton's Kings County history refers to the area that eventually became Yoho and Aldershot Camp, the Pine Woods. "Across the river from Kentville, on the main roads that run North," Eaton writes, "for many years have stood some small scattered houses, owned and occupied by people of the African race. This Negro settlement got the name it has always borne, the 'Pine Woods,' or as now, 'The Pines'." Ms. Crouse has found references to a land grant in Cornwallis, dated 1838, to one George Bear and Eaton notes that the surname Bear was associated with the Pine woods. In 1873 and 1886 land grants in the Pine Woods were made to James Landsey and Ebenezer Landsey; Eaton says that the Landseys were among the chief families living in the Pine Woods. One section of Meadowview, Knockwood Hill, was named after a Mi'kmaq family. I'm only guessing, but the fact that Mi'kmaqs and blacks dwelt in the Pine Woods may have resulted in anyone living in this area being looked down upon. In other words, racial prejudice may have labelled future residents of Yoho/Meadowview as undesirables. When I was a boy in the 1940s, for example, the worst insult you could give anyone was "you act like someone from the Pines." Re the Landsey land grants, Eaton says that this family was long-time dwellers in the Pine Woods area. Is it possible that Landsey eventually became Lanzie, the name of the road that runs through what was once the Pine Woods?

  • AnotherAnonn
    December 02, 2013 - 16:46

    Actually its called Yo-Ho. Study up on your history.

    • anotheranon
      December 03, 2013 - 11:10

      What's in a name... your history is right. But the name Yo-Ho came from an old indian lady that lived there many moons ago. And legally it is called Kentville, although a lot of people like to call it Yo-ho peoples mailing addresses say Kentville.

  • Ron
    December 02, 2013 - 16:13

    That is not North Kentville. I am aware that you are only reporting what is told you and that is why I, and others such as, are here to help with keeping these details correct. Thanks

  • anotherAnon
    December 02, 2013 - 15:22

    Dear Anon Yes they meant Meadowview and if you were to re-read the post it says RCMP and they called ERT to come assist. ERT took over the scene and our local RCMP were released. It does not mention Kentville police. And ps. you sound very judgemental in your comment. So before you judge somebody or the situation don't make assumptions when you don't know what is going on. And even if the Kentville police wanted to come help I am sure that their help would have been appreciated because of the safety of the neighbours . Also, people may call it Meadoview but it is Kentville, it's just not in town limits.

  • anotherAnon
    December 02, 2013 - 15:21

    Dear Anon Yes they meant Meadowview and if you were to re-read the post it says RCMP and they called ERT to come assist. ERT took over the scene and our local RCMP were released. It does not mention Kentville police. And ps. you sound very judgemental in your comment. So before you judge somebody or the situation don't make assumptions when you don't know what is going on. And even if the Kentville police wanted to come help I am sure that their help would have been appreciated because of the safety of the neighbours . Also, people may call it Meadoview but it is Kentville, it's just not in town limits.

  • Anon
    December 02, 2013 - 08:14

    I'm just going to assume that by North Kentville, you must mean Meadowveiw? Normally the town police won't come to assist people from that area, they would rather you contact the RCMP. I guess that must be on a case by case basis, must have been a slow day in Kentville and the police wanted to make sure they got their name down for helping with something important.