In relation to the police operation on Ashdale Ave, Halifax, at approximately 2:40 am HRP Crisis Negotiators were successful in having the man exit the location and surrender to HRP Emergency Response Team members. A 38 year old man, from Halifax, was taken into custody without incident and will be remanded into custody.
He will appear in Halifax Provincial Court on Monday December 5th to face charges of Assault Police Officer with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of court order. The Main Ave/Titus St area is in the process of being reopened to traffic at this time, the Halifax Regional Police would like to thank the public for their patience with the traffic disruption as we brought this situation to a safe conclusion.
Halifax Regional Police is currently on scene at a barricaded person call in Fairview.
At approximately 9:15 a.m., an officer attended a residence on Ashdale Avenue to arrest a man in relation to an outstanding breach file. A man produced a knife during the officer’s initial conversation with him. The officer backed away and called for backup and the man retreated into the residence.
A number of officers are currently on scene, including crisis negotiators. At this time, Titus Street between Main Avenue and Dutch Village Road as well as Ashdale Avenue between Titus and Maple Streets are closed to traffic. We ask that people avoid the area.
The investigation is in its preliminary stages and further information will be released when available.
Source: Media Release