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Nova Scotia man faces several charges after struggle, standoff with police

May 14, 2023  By The Canadian Press

May 14, 2023, Kentville, N.S. – RCMP say a 25-year-old man from Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley faces several charges including assault of a police officer following an incident on Friday.

Police say they attempted to arrest a man on numerous outstanding charges, but a struggle broke out during which an officer unsuccessfully used a conducted energy weapon while the man was in a vehicle.

The Mounties say the man responded by spraying two officers with bear spray before fleeing from the vehicle into a nearby residence on Stephen Court in North Kentville, N.S.

Backup officers were called to the scene and contained the man inside the home, where he allegedly threw several items at police and was seen to be holding a large knife.


The RCMP’s emergency response team was brought in and police say the man surrendered with the help of a police negotiator nearly five hours after the incident began.

Police say Kyle Trahan, who faces seven charges including two counts each of assault of a peace officer and assault with a weapon, is to appear in court in Kentville, N.S., for a bail hearing on Monday.

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