N.S. men charged with committing a hoax related to terrorist activity after N.B. border incident

The RCMP say two Halifax men have been charged with committing a hoax related to terrorist activity in connection with an incident between the Woodstock-Houlton border crossings in October.

Twenty-one-year-old Bailey Roy and 22-year-old Damien Roy both appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court on Wednesday and were also charged with obstruction.

A publication ban has been imposed on evidence in the case.

The RCMP was contacted around 10:15 a.m. on October 26th regarding a suspicious vehicle that had stopped in the area between the Canada and U.S. border crossings.

Two men inside the vehicle were refusing to speak with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers or police, but were eventually taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection about six hours later after their vehicle approached the U.S. border.

Bailey Roy was returned to Canadian custody on October 28th, and is scheduled to return to court on December 4th.

Damien Roy was returned last Sunday, and is scheduled to return to court on December 18th.