Man charged with weapons offences during weekend demonstration

Police have charged a man with weapons offences in relation to an incident in Halifax on the weekend.

On February 18 at approximately 12:25 p.m. members of the Public Safety Unit were in the 1700 block of Barrington Street in relation to a planned demonstration. Officers located a man in the area with a number of weapons.

Officers arrested the man, and he was taken into custody, after a brief struggle. Officers seized an axe, sensory irritant, brass knuckles, and a collapsible baton.

The 44-year-old man is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court at a later date to face charges of:

  • Assaulting a peace officer
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace
  • Carrying a weapon while at a public meeting
  • Mischief
  • Resisting arrest (x2)

Source: Release

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