Man facing charges after standoff in Great Village on Tuesday night


Police say a 49-year-old man from Great Village is facing charges after a standoff in the community Tuesday night.

Colchester District RCMP responded around 5:30 p.m. to two calls from the same address on Highway 2; one for threats and the other for an unwanted person.

The RCMP say while the responding officer was speaking with the complainant, he was struck several times and sustained significant injuries to his face.

Police say a struggle ensued, during which the officer attempted unsuccessfully to use a Taser on the man.

RCMP say the man attempted to take the Taser and then the officer’s firearm before threatening to shoot the officer and barricading himself in the home.

In a tweet at 7:06 p.m., police said they were on scene at an "unfolding situation" and residents were asked to stay inside and avoid the area.

They announced at 7:50 p.m. that Highway 2 was closed at and said that the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and a negotiator responded to the scene at 9:37 p.m.

ERT surrounded the residence and the man soon surrendered to police.

The officer who initially responded to the scene sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by EHS.

Police say no one else was injured.

RCMP say the man was held in custody overnight and will appear in Truro Provincial Court on Wednesday, facing charges of uttering threats, assaulting a police officer causing bodily harm, and obstruction.