Halifax Regional Police have referred an incident involving service weapon discharge that occurred earlier this morning to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). A man is deceased and SiRT is investigating.
Today at approximately 9 a.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a weapons incident involving a man with a weapon in the area of a sports field near Micmac Boulevard and Woodland Avenue. While attempting to arrest the man, he confronted the officers with the weapon, and officers discharged service weapons. The man was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
As the incident has been referred to SiRT, they will handle all further inquiries related to this incident while their investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the man’s family and loved ones.
Micmac Boulevard between Woodland Avenue and Horizon Court is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for an extended period of time. We ask members of the public to remain away from the area to allow the investigation to continue.