At 1:55 a.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a group in a physical altercation near the intersection of Portland Street and Prince Arthur Avenue Dartmouth. Multiple Patrol officers along with a Police Service Dog responded. Officers were flagged down by an injured adult male reporting he was stabbed. Minutes later officers located a second adult male with injuries consistent with a stabbing. The Police Service Dog then tracked to a residence in the 0-50 block of Hastings Drive, where officers located a third injured male with non-life-threatening injury to a hand. All three injured adult males a have been transported to the hospital and police are not looking for any other suspects. Investigators believed the three males are known to one another. Multiple officers are currently on scene, including Forensic Identification members.
Traffic Blocked:All vehicle traffic on Portland Street between Lakefront Road and Gaston Road is blocked and will remain closed for an extended period of time.
Investigators with the General Investigation Section and the Forensic Identification Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting the investigation, which is in the early stages.
Police are asking anyone with information about either incident to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.
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