Charges Laid in Downtown Assault


Investigators in the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section have laid charges in last week’s assault in downtown Halifax.
At 12:19 a.m. on August 26, officers responded to an assault in the 5100 block of Sackville Street in Halifax. The investigation indicated that a male suspect and woman were arguing when another man stepped in to help the woman. The suspect struck the man and when a second man stepped in to help the first man, the suspect struck him, causing him to fall and hit his head. Both were taken to hospital, one of them with what were described as life-threatening injuries. One victim has since been released from hospital, while the second victim remains in hospital where he is recovering from his injuries.
The suspect, a 22-year-old Cole Harbour man, turned himself in at Police Headquarters yesterday at 2:55 p.m. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face two counts of aggravated assault and one count of causing a disturbance by fighting.

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