A 15-year-old boy facing numerous charges after an RCMP officer was assaulted with a screwdriver in Antigonish Co. has been sent for a fitness assessment.
Police say officers responded to a complaint on Mugasun Rd. in Paq’tnkek at roughly 9:40 a.m. Sunday.
They say an officer was speaking to the complainant when the teen returned home; he was arrested, and the officer tried to stop him from going further into the home.
RCMP say the boy grabbed a screwdriver and tried to stab the officer; both fell to the ground, the teen reached for the officer’s pistol and stabbed him several times with the screwdriver.
They say the officer’s body armour and winter clothing protected him.
The teen, who can’t be identified because of his age, faces six charges- attempted murder, assault with a weapon, assaulting a peace officer, attempting to disarm a police officer, weapon possession and resisting arrest.
He appeared in Antigonish Youth Court Monday; he was sent for a fitness assessment Thursday.
He’ll remain in custody until his next court appearance Feb. 6.