2020-06-24

Local man faces charges after Bridgewater resident sustains cuts during altercation

by Keith Corcoran

A man in his 40s sustained a pair of what were described as "large" cuts to his arm during a dispute in Bridgewater with another man who now faces numerous charges connected to the Starr Street incident.

"Blunt and sharp gardening-type tools" were used during a disturbance, which prompted three 911 calls for assistance, Bridgewater Police Sgt. Trevor Mitchell told LighthouseNOW.

The name of the 51-year-old accused, a Lunenburg County resident, is not being released because charges have not yet been filed.

Paramedics and law enforcement were summoned to the west side address around 9 p.m., June 17.

Mitchell said windows of the victim's home were smashed during the altercation.

The victim was assessed by paramedics and taken to South Shore Regional Hospital by ambulance with injuries considered serious but not life-threatening.

A witness to the incident, a woman in her late 30s, experienced an anxiety-related issue and was also taken by ambulance to hospital in Bridgewater for further examination.

Police are asking any other witnesses to the matter to contact the Bridgewater Police Service or Crime Stoppers.

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