Shortly after 8:00 pm Central Division officers were called to a Connor Lane address in relation to a weapons complaint. A woman called police to report a man she did not know threatened her with a knife as she waited in the common area of an apartment building. Officers arrived on scene and spoke to witnesses and conducted an investigation. The investigation led to the arrest of a 33-year-old Halifax man at his residence.
The man has been remanded until his court appearance on Tuesday to face charges of assault with a weapon, uttering threats and possession of a weapon dangerous.
Shortly before 3:00 am officers responded to a call of sexual assault in the 5400 block of Spring Garden Road. A lone female was walking in the area and was being followed closely by a man not known to her. When she turned, she saw the man masturbating and he immediately lunged at her sexually assaulting her over her clothing. The woman yelled and the man ran off.
Officers arrived, spoke to the complainant and searched the area for the man as part of their investigation. The officers located the 29-year-old New Brunswick man nearby; and he was arrested after a foot pursuit behind the same Provincial Court house he will be appearing in on Tuesday to face charges of sexual assault.
Source: Media Release