Weapons complaint at Facebook Marketplace meetup

Police are investigating a weapons complaint that occurred yesterday in Halifax.

On June 14 at approximately 1:30 a.m. police responded to a weapons call on c where a woman had been sprayed with a sensory irritant. The victim had arranged to purchase an item from a Facebook Marketplace seller, but the suspect did not provide the item and sprayed the sensory irritant into her vehicle. The victim was treated on scene by EHS for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 40-years-old, 5’7” to 5’9” tall with a heavy build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a baseball hat, shorts and a black and red Reebok hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone who may have information in relation to this incident is asked 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.

Source: Release

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