Two arrested after stabbing in downtown Digby

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier
Published on April 22, 2014

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).