Man arrested for hate-motivated threats

RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment RCMP has arrested a man in relation to hate motivated threats that occurred in Lower Sackville.

On January 24, Halifax Regional Detachment RCMP responded to a report of hate motivated mischief at a business on Sackville Dr. RCMP officers learned that a man had defaced a Pride flag and uttered threats towards the 2SLGBTQI+ community and employees. The man returned to the business the next day and made additional threats.

On January 26, RCMP officers located and safely arrested the 39-year-old Lower Sackville man at a home on Smokey Dr.

Due to the nature of the threats, search warrants were executed at two residence linked to the man. The searches resulted in the seizure of a pellet gun, two hand guns and three long guns.

The man was later released on conditions. He’s scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on February 28, at 2024, at 9:30 a.m. to face charges of Mischief and Uttering Threats.

The RCMP takes incidents of hate with utmost seriousness and condemns these criminal acts.

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