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Suspect in custody following stabbing Thursday night

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PICTOU LANDING – Last night, Pictou County RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence in Pictou Landing.

At about 9:50 p.m. members responded to a call of a man who had been stabbed following an altercation with another man at a residence on Pictou Landing First Nation.

The suspect had fled the scene. A short time later, officers located the suspect, a 20-year-old man from Pictou Landing First Nation, at a nearby store. He was arrested without incident and remains in custody.

The victim, a 24-year-old man from Pictou Landing First Nation, was transported to hospital by EHS with serious injuries.

Police believe this is not a random act as both parties are known to each other.

The matter remains under investigation by Pictou County RCMP.