Seven people charged in kidnapping and assault in New Brunswick First Nation

The Canadian Press New Brunswick RCMP say seven people have been arrested and face a total of 62 charges related to a kidnapping and assault in Tobique First Nation last month. The Mounties issued a news release saying the arrests had occurred since May 6 and all seven people remain in custody after making court appearances in Woodstock, N.B., between May 6 and May 8. RCMP say members of the Tobique detachment responded to a report in the community on April 29 and determined a 54-year-old woman from Florenceville, N.B., had been kidnapped at gunpoint, held against her will and assaulted. The woman was treated in hospital for what police say were “significant” but non-life threatening injuries and has since been released. Police say the arrests were made following the…

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