At approximately 9:30 a.m. yesterday, police were called to the Halifax Provincial Courthouse after a sheriff was assaulted by a man attempting to enter the building.
Sheriffs were conducting security checks at the courthouse entrance when they became involved with the man who was refusing to comply with security requirements. The man was removed from the building but was later allowed to re-enter as he had court commitments. The Sheriffs involved in the assault were not injured and were able to resume their duties after the incident
Police charged 52-year-old William Bolliver of Halifax with assaulting a peace officer, obstruction, uttering threats and breaching court orders. He was held in police custody and appeared in court later that day to answer the charges.