Boylston man charged after threatening RCMP with firearm

July 20 2016

BOYLSTON – A 20-year-old man arrested after threatening citizens and RCMP officers in Guysborough District on July 13 has been remanded to the East Coast Forensic Hospital for assessment. William Anthony Pius George appeared in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on Friday. He is scheduled to be back in court on August 5 to answer to the charges.

At 9 p.m. July 13, RCMP responded to a dispute on East Side Harbour Rd. where a man had broken the windows out of a residence and vehicles. Police arrived and were told by witnesses that he had threatened to kill individuals inside the residence and discharged a rifle multiple times prior to their arrival. According to RCMP, the man then threatened to kill police.

RCMP officers moved the individuals inside the residence to a safe location and called in additional RCMP officers from neighbouring detachments and the Nova Scotia RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT). The situation was resolved when the man surrendered to the RCMP just after 5 a.m., without incident. No one was injured. The individuals inside the residence and the accused are known to one another.

George has been charged with uttering threats (8 counts), assault, careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and mischief.