N.S. man faces firearms charges after running towards home with rifle: police

A Nova Scotia man is facing various charges after a suspect was allegedly seen running towards a home wearing a balaclava and carrying a rifle.

RCMP say they responded just before 1 p.m. on March 4 to a call on Old Halifax Road in Stanley, N.S.

Residents of a home reported that they saw a man — wearing a balaclava, camouflage clothing, and carrying a rifle with a scope — running towards their home.

Officers and an RCMP dog were able to arrest the suspect without incident. No one was hurt.

According to police, the suspect and the residents know each other.

Tyler Dara Stronge, 30, of New Salem in Cumberland County is charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, wearing a mask while committing an indictable offence, possession of a break-in instrument, two counts of failing to comply with an undertaking, two counts of careless use of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing that possession is unauthorized and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Stronge was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on March 7.

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