Nova Scotia man who evaded police for nearly a week faces nine charges

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A Nova Scotia man who evaded capture by police for nearly a week after allegedly stabbing an officer is now facing multiple charges.

The 31-year-old was officially charged Monday during a brief court hearing in Bridgewater, N.S.

The charges include attempted murder, assault, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, mischief, theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and wounding a law enforcement animal.

The attempted murder suspect was arrested Saturday night after police responded to a call about an attempted vehicle theft in the village of Hebbville, N.S.

He led police on a days-long manhunt after allegedly striking an officer in the neck with an edged weapon as police responded to a domestic violence call at a hotel in Bridgewater on July 20.

The next court hearing in the case is scheduled for July 30.