Man faces uttering threats and firearms charges after incident in Eskasoni

A Nova Scotia man is facing multiple charges after an incident involving multiple threats and firearms on Saturday in Eskasoni First Nation.

In a press release, RCMP say officers found a disturbance involving people on the roadway at Sugar Maple Lane.

Investigators say a man with a gun had driven up to the group and threatened and yelled obscenities at them while pointing a firearm.

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The man then drove a short distance away, got out of the vehicle, and ran into a wooded area.

With the assistance of Cape Breton Regional Police, the Mounties found the suspect at a home on Pine Street.

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The man was arrested without incident and police say an unloaded firearm was seized from the vehicle.

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Victor Joseph Herney, of Eskasoni, is now facing the following charges:

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Herney is scheduled to appear in Sydney Provincial Court on July 13.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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