RCMP say two people arrested after man assaulted, seriously injured in Eskasoni

RCMP say a man has been seriously injured following an assault in Eskasoni First Nation. 

Eskasoni RCMP responded to a call regarding an overnight assault against a man at a Castle Bay Road home around 8:30 a.m. on Friday. 

Police say the victim was taken to Cape Breton Regional Hospital and later airlifted to a hospital in Halifax with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. 

A 26-year-old Eskasoni man and a 28-year-old Eskasoni woman were arrested and both face charges of assault with a weapon and aggravated assault. 

Mounties say the people involved are all known to one another. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.