Upper end of Pictou Road shut down as police investigate
© Harry Sullivan
Pictou Road was shut down by police along the 400 block on Friday afternoon during an investigation of an incident that resulted in two people being transported by ambulance to hospital. Another individual was arrested on undetermined charges.
RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae told the Truro Daily News mid-Saturday morning that the investigation is actively continuing.
“Right now … we are still on the scene” and a forensics team continues to process the area. A major crime team is also working through the day on the case and RCMP “have not released names and ages” of the people involved in the incident.
MacRae also confirmed a man arrested in connection with the women’s deaths “remains in serious to critical condition” at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro.
Two women are dead and a seriously injured man was transported to hospital in what police suspect could be a double homicide and attempted suicide.
“It’s definitely a possibility,” RCMP Cpl Scott MacRae, said, regarding the attempted suicide angle.
“That is one of the possibilities.”
Police received a 911 call at 3:02 p.m. Friday to respond to 492 Pictou Road.
“When police arrived we found an adult female deceased,” MacRae said. “And then we took into custody an adult male who was transported to Colchester hospital with serious injury.”
Upon further investigation of the property, he said, a second adult female was found deceased.
The situation was still freshly under investigation and MacRae said he did not immediately know the cause of death to the female victims nor what caused the injuries to the “possible suspect.”
He also did not disclose the ages or the connection between the three individuals.
“It’s a very chaotic scene right now and we’re still trying to clear the scene to make sure everybody’s safe and there’s no other others suspects, Colchester RCMP Cpl Addie Maccallum had earlier told the Truro Daily News, shortly after an ambulance had departed the area with siren and emergency lights activated.
“As I said, it’s a very chaotic scene. The investigators are just arriving on the scene down there now,” he said.
A police service dog was also visible at the scene.
Motorists travelling west along Pictou Road were being detoured at Valley Crossroads while eastbound vehicles were being detoured through Mulberry Terrace.