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18-Year Old Charged After Pointing Bear Spray At Party


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Although party-goers thought it to be a firearm at first, police charged an 18-year old man with possession of a prohibited weapon early this morning after an altercation at a party.

 

From Halifax Police:

“At 0154 a.m. this morning  police responded to a Ridge Valley Rd address in relation to a weapons complaint.  A disturbance was reported in the parking lot , during which a party was reported to have pointed a firearm and then fled the scene in a black vehicle.   This vehicle was stopped at the Rotary and searched.    The searched recovered a large black can of Bear Spray .  The passenger was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.  No firearm was found and it is believed that the witness mistook the bear spray for a firearm.  The suspect in this matter , an 18 year old male, was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and released on a promise to appear.”

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