Summerside police checking Saturday night assault

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SUMMERSIDE — A group assault has resulted in a brief hospital stay for one Summerside man and a police search well into the night on Saturday.

Summerside Police responded to a call just before 8 p.m. at Industrial Crescent off Pope Road, where it was reported a man was assaulted with a firearm and a wooden object. A woman was also assaulted with the same wooden object.

Police are still interviewing witnesses trying to determine how the incident unfolded and what type of firearm was used.

Police do have names of suspects and are searching for them.

Police Chief Dave Poirer, speaking with TC Media just before midnight on Saturday, said the incident included “more than two people” but not a number constituting any concern to the public.

“We have suspects’ names and we’re on the hunt,” he said. “We’re trying to limit the fears of the public. It was an isolated incident.”

There were no shots fired during the incident and no serious injuries. One man was sent to hospital for treatment, but was later released.

The road was closed off for about an hour following the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Summerside Police Services or Crime Stoppers.



Organizations: Summerside Police Services, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Summerside

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