Manhunt Intensifies for Sword-Wielding Assailant on Prince Edward Island


In the serene rural setting of Prince Edward Island, local authorities continue their hunt for a suspect accused of a horrifying sword assault last week. The suspect is reported to absconded, and has thus far evaded capture, plunging the sedate island community into a state of vigilance and unease.

Corporal Gavin Moore, serving as the official voice of P.E.I. RCMP, has advised island residents to proceed with heightened caution as the manhunt continues. Homeowners are being urged to keep their properties securely locked — every door bolted, every window fastened – until such time the perpetrator is apprehended.

According to the police reports, the chilling incident, which would be more at home in the annals of crime fiction than quiet island life, occurred last Friday. The suspect, sporting a sinister dark surgical mask, launched a ferocious attack, a sword his weapon of choice, upon a woman and a younger individual in the area of Seacow Pond, near the Island’s western extremity.

Authorities have reported the woman, aged 42, incurred serious injuries in the assault, but thankfully, they are not life-threatening. The youth involved in this terrifying encounter experienced minor injuries.

In their robust response, local law enforcement spared no resources in their pursuit of justice. Over the course of the weekend, the verdant expanses of the countryside have been systematically combed, employing police dogs and drones in an expansive search operation.

However, despite the exhaustive investigation, law enforcement officials have yet to make a significant breakthrough. The mysterious assailant remains unidentified, and the motive for this shocking act of violence remains as elusive. With these crucial details still shrouded in uncertainty, the concerted efforts to bring the assailant to justice continues unabated.

Previous articleHalifax’s Spring Garden Road Revitalization Faces Criticism Amid Extended Closure
Next articleNHL Star Morgan Rielly Swaps Hockey for Golf to Support Special Olympics Event
Melinda Cochrane is a poet, teacher and fiction author. She is also the editor and publisher of The Inspired Heart, a collection of international writers. Melinda also runs a publishing company, Melinda Cochrane International books for aspiring writers, based out Montreal, Quebec. Her publication credits include: The art of poetic inquiry, (Backalong Books), a novella, Desperate Freedom, (Brian Wrixon Books Canada), and 2 collections of poetry; The Man Who Stole Father’s Boat, (Backalong Books), and She’s an Island Poet, Desperate Freedom was on the bestseller's list for one week, and The Man Who Stole Father’s Boat is one of hope and encouragement for all those living in the social welfare system. She’s been published in online magazines such as, (regular writer for) ‘Life as a Human’, and Shannon Grissom’s magazine.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here