Police investigate alleged forcible confinement in Harrietsfield, N.S.


A harrowing and weird incident is being investigated in a Halifax suburb, the place a lady claims she was held towards her will till she escaped Sunday afternoon.

Subcontractor Mario Sevigny was working with a associate at a neighborhood cell tower in Harrietsfield, N.S., once they heard what seemed like a faraway cry for assist.

They dismissed it as kids enjoying and went again to work.

“And then, proper in the again of the tower, we heard her again once more, however that point it was so loud, and so, I might hear her respiration,” stated Sevigny. “Very quick respiration and I went like, ‘OK, one thing’s fallacious.'”

A short while later, a younger lady emerged from a close-by path. Sevigny estimated she was between 20 and 30 years outdated.

“First I noticed, she was barefooted,” he stated. “She had solely a legging and a bra, and he or she was lined in mud. She has cuts far and wide.”

Spotting the boys, the lady collapsed, stated Sevigny, and appeared to move out, however shared one thing else.

“When she yelled that that they had weapons and so they wished to kill her, and I might hear an ATV going round,” stated Sevigny, gesturing to the woods behind the tower.

Already on the telephone with a 9-1-1 operator, he handed on the data and lined the lady with a jacket to maintain her heat.

Police arrived inside 10 minutes, he says.

Neighbours have been then left questioning concerning the huge response that adopted.

“There was a police automotive, then there have been a few hearth engines. An ambulance finally, truly two ambulances, and one left shortly thereafter,” stated Blair Higgins, who lives a brief distance on the dead-end Brunt Road.

Taken to hospital, the lady instructed police she’d been held towards her will at a house close by.

Three adults have been arrested in close by Prestige Court and the trailer was cordoned off for a search warrant.

Investigators have been nonetheless on the scene Monday afternoon.

“At this level, the investigation remains to be ongoing,” stated Halifax Regional Police Const. John MacLeod. “Our investigators are trying into it, however at this level, they do not imagine it to be a random incident.”

Back on the work-site, all of it appeared a bit surreal to Sevigny, who hadn’t heard any of the information updates Monday.

“It’s the fundamental first responder. You go and assist as a lot as you’ll be able to, proper,” he stated.


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