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Loaded gun found: RCMP have man in custody after woman assaulted near Sobeys in Pictou

Police were present near the Sobeys in Pictou Monday morning, Nov. 20.
Police were present near the Sobeys in Pictou Monday morning, Nov. 20. - Sueann Musick

A 31-year-old Colchester County man has been charged following an alleged incident involving a gun in Pictou Monday morning.

James Falt is charged with pointing a firearm, assault by threatening to use a weapon, confinement, assault, mischief, possession of a firearm while prohibited and two breaches of court orders in relation to an alleged incident in Sobeys in Pictou around 10 a.m. Monday.

RCMP say Falt allegedly assaulted a 23-year-old woman on Veterans Drive with a loaded handgun, left the scene and was spotted by police as he entered Sobeys. Police say they found a loaded handgun in one of the store’s garbage bins.

RCMP assured the public that this was an isolated incident.

Falt made a brief provincial court appearance Monday in Pictou and will return Thursday for show cause hearing.

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