Violent argument over baby eels in Hubbards, N.S.

Hubbard, New South Wales –

Police in Nova Scotia say they have charged two men after they were attacked early this morning after an altercation over frying eels in a small community on the southern outskirts of Halifax.

According to the RCMP, the conflict erupted around 1:00 a.m. in Hubbard when a man argued with a young man and a woman about catching juvenile eels called elvars.

Police said the men then approached the group of seven and one man assaulted them with a pipe.

Investigators claim a second man brandished a knife and a conductive energy weapon during the attack on Shore Crab Road and then fled the area in three vehicles.

Along the way, RCMP officers observed three vehicles on St. Margaret Bay Road, closed the road, and arrested a man, 45, and a man, 48, on suspicion of assault.

According to the news release, investigators seized a conducted energy weapon and an unsafe shotgun during a vehicle search, and a second loaded shotgun was also found abandoned on a road in the area before the traffic stop. it was done.

The 45-year-old was charged with negligent use of a firearm, possession of an unlicensed firearm, and assault with a weapon, while the 48-year-old was charged with negligent use of a firearm and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes. .

The two men are scheduled to appear in Halifax District Court on June 5.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on April 13, 2023.

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