Man seriously injured in break and enter
Police investigating after man airlifted to hospital
A man was airlifted to hospital in Halifax early Sunday morning following a serious assault in what police believe was a failed break and enter attempt.
According to the Cape Breton Regional Police, the incident took place Sunday shortly before 6 a.m. on Gordie Street in Louisbourg.
Regional police Staff Sgt. Stephen MacKinnon said they are questioning a Louisbourg man in his 20s who they believe is the owner of the home where the assault took place.
The injured man’s age and hometown have not been released. He sustained serious head injuries and was unresponsive to police at the scene.
Police noted in a release that the two men involved in the incident may have known each other from a non-violent encounter earlier in the weekend.
No other details about the break and enter or assault were available from police early Sunday evening. MacKinnon said investigators were conducting interviews and working to determine exactly what happened before releasing any more information.
No charges have been laid in connection with the break and enter or assault.
The regional police’s major crime and forensic identification units are involved in the investigation.