Mounties probing threats, mischief at two lobster pounds

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The Nova Scotia RCMP is investigating threats and mischief at two lobster pounds Tuesday.

Officers responded around 4:00 p.m. to a report of a disturbance outside a pound in New Edinburgh and around 9:00 p.m. to a disturbance outside a pound in Middle West Pubnico.

In both instances, police observed a group of approximately 200 people who were preventing employees from leaving the facility, as well as damage to the building and nearby vehicles.

RCMP say a vehicle fire was extinguished at the New Edinburgh disturbance.

Police say they are investigating mischief and threats at both disturbances, as well as reports of crimes against people and property at the Middle West Pubnico incident.

There were no reports of injuries at either disturbance.