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Man charged in Lake Echo, N.S., stabbing


A Dartmouth, N.S., man has been charged with attempted murder after a reported stabbing in Lake Echo on the weekend.

Police say they responded to an alleged stabbing at a Bumpy Lane residence in Lake Echo around 2 p.m. on Saturday. Police learned a woman entered a home and found another woman suffering life-threatening injuries.

The injured woman was taken to hospital.

Police say they learned a man who knew the victim allegedly stabbed her the prior evening.

On Sunday, Oscar Allison Purdy, 57, turned himself in to police at the Halifax Regional Police Headquarters.

He was charged with:

  • attempted murder
  • aggravated assault
  • possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • possession of a weapon contrary to order
  • uttering threat

Purdy, who was held in custody, was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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