Halifax Regional Police were on-scene at an apartment building located on Jackson Road in Dartmouth yesterday evening in relation to a man who was wanted on a warrant and made threats to police.
At 4:26 p.m., police observed a man walking down the middle of Pinecrest Drive yelling and screaming. Officers recognized the man and knew that he currently had a warrant for failing to appear in court.
Officers attempted to stop the man who then took off and ran into an apartment building on Jackson Road. Officers attended an apartment in the building where the man was known to be, advised him through the door that he had an arrest warrant and asked that he come out.
At this time the man threatened to kill officers with a knife. Not knowing if the man was in possession of a knife, Emergency Response Team and Patrol members set back at a safe distance and set up containment. The man continued to yell death threats at officers.
A Feeney warrant was obtained and at approximately 9 p.m. was slid under the apartment door. The man then came out without incident and was arrested at 9:02 p.m. No one else was in the apartment, however, a large knife was located. The man was held in police custody overnight.
Twenty-eight-year-old Kyle Tyson Clayton of Dartmouth is scheduled to attend Dartmouth Provincial Court today to face charges of two counts of uttering threats, failing to attend court , obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty and two counts of breaching a recognizance.
Source: Media Release