Nova Scotia teenager charged with attempted murder, victim’s family says he was stabbed ‘because he is gay’

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NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — A Nova Scotia man is facing a charge of attempted murder after a stabbing outside of a bar in New Glasgow that the victim’s family is describing as a hate crime.

The New Glasgow Regional Police Service says officers on a routine patrol spotted the victim early Saturday morning near an intersection.

The 27-year-old man, identified in the Nova Scotia media as Scott Jones, a local church organist, was airlifted to a hospital in Halifax in critical, but stable condition. The Halifax Chronicle Herald reports Jones’ spinal cord was severed in the attack, and he is paralyzed from the waist down.

“He’s harmless, one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet,” Jason Cormier, told The Chronicle Herald of Jones, his fiancee’s brother.

“He was stabbed because he’s gay.”

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Police say a 19-year-old man was arrested without incident Saturday evening around 11 p.m. on High Street in…

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